- Choose one of your own main characters or a character you identify with, like James Bond, Spock, Katherine from The Taming of the Shrew, Ula in the Producers, or Agent 99.
- Think of a subject that you would not discuss readily--your own taboo.
- Write a scene in which the wonderful character has to deal with the undesirable subject.
- Here's the kicker: write against type. If the taboo is a bodily function, go for drama. If the taboo is violence or death, try for comedy or romance.