Last night I went to a new club to dance tango. As I danced I was struck with how different my life is compared to the life of my main character. Rather than dancing, the main character of my latest story would be home studying the Kabbalah, eating pastries and drinking milky tea.
As an exercise:
Take 5 minutes and write down what you did last night. Make sure to include as many details as possible. Then, spend another five minutes writing what the main character of your story did. Don’t be surprised if you come up with a number of new things to use in your script.