#2: You gotta keep in mind what's interesting to you as an audience, not what's fun to do as a writer. They can be v. different.
#4: Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.
#6: What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal?
#9: When you're stuck, make a list of what WOULDN'T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up.
#13: Give your characters opinions. Passive/malleable might seem likable to you as you write, but it's poison to the audience.
#19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.
If you have time, click here to read them all. If you like to write, or are interested in the process, you'll be glad you did.
So here's one...a major league baseball player steals 2nd, "steals" first, and then gets thrown out trying to steal 2nd again. What?...don't believe me just watch.