RAISE THE STAKES BY MAKING IT PERSONAL
IF THE CHARACTER FAILS, HE WILL:
Look bad in the eyes of those he cares about.
Disappoint someone who he is responsible for
Trigger a cascade of events that cause others hardship
Create fallout leading to another paying for his mistake
Need to make a sacrifice that hurts to give
Cause a grave injustice to occur.
Ruin his reputation
Lose someone he cares about
Cause himself great emotional pain and turmoil
Cause another (an innocent) pain or strife
Be forced to give up on a treasured goal or desire
Need to take a big risk to right the situation
Force another to take a risk with danger has increased
Be directly responsible for another’s death