Author Lynn Viehl, as quoted in Alison Kent’s “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing Erotic Romance,” says, “…every character I imagine takes form by answering three basic questions: Who are you? What do you want? What’s the worst thing that I can do to you?” Today, ask your fictional characters those same three questions: Who are they? What do they want? And what’s the worst thing you can do to them?
This can start you off with a great basis for the conflict and struggle in your fiction.