When you're writing a book, it's a good idea to add some routine chores to make a character seem real. The trick is not to add to many of them, otherwise your book will slow down and become boring.
Another fun thing to do when writing about routine chores is to somehow give them a special significance, such as, by changing one small factor in the process.
A character could be fixing breakfast and the stove would blow up.
Letting the dog out and it starts growling because there's someone lurking in the yard.
Checking emails and finding a sinister message.
What other scenarios can you think for putting a twist on routine chores?
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