Gleanings for writers…
Writing for middle grade or teen and YA readers? Research middle grade or teen & YA “mindset” to incorporate emotional connections with your GREAT story idea.
Having said that FEAR and dangerous circumstances also works well. That’s why I like to say “glean” when referring to writing advice and tips. It could help your story or work against it in some cases. But the “mindset” research could be the spark you need to help get your story rolling or add more depth and emotion to your characters.