I've seen (and occasionally had) questions about what might drive a character or story element in a certain direction.
As in I have a world/character that starts out at A, and I want them to end up at B, but I just can't think of any logical series of events that would work.
An example of this that came up in chat recently:
A person is going through school for their dream job, and has a high likelihood of getting all the way through.
Then for some reason they drop out, and start a lesser job.
It should be an internal reason, and doesn't have anything to do with family, money, or ethical reasons.
What are some reasons that a person would do that?
My suggestion in chat was that it was medical of some kind, but that's the best I could do.
Obviously this would be way out of scope for WB, but still could be very useful if there was a way to make it happen. One way is to get people brainstorming ideas in Chat, which is good, but some kind of sandbox style meta thread where people that really want to can go and help other users see the hole in their thinking that is keeping them from moving forward would occasionally be helpful, and something that we could direct that kind of question toward when they get posted on the main site.
I'd love to hear other peoples thoughts on this.