“My husband died a year ago and I haven’t cooked since.”

Okay, that sets up an interesting situation. But look at this, from Alicia Bessette’s new novel Simply From Scratch:

“I knot Nick’s camouflage apron under my boobs, unable to remember the last time I wore a bra, or preheated the oven. That’s my widow style.”

That’s an interesting situation in the middle of action and with voice!

Aim for that, always.