- Strategy one: The character is in shock and is jolted into following the advice he's previously discounted. Pros: The plot moves forward. Cons: Removes some agency from the character since he's not in his normal mind.
- Strategy two: The character just does it and the author will fix the problem later. Pros: Yay! Story! Cons: "Seat-of-the-pants Writing, which I'm trying to get away from. Pluse, I can hear the critiques at Wordos now....
- Strategy Three: The plot as written is broken; go back and re-write it so the character's emotional calculus is in sync with their actions and the plot. Pros: Probably a better story, at least plot-wise. Cons: But the bad guys have to do what they've done. Arg. This was supposed to be the protagonist's Precipitating Moment.
- Strategy Four: Think out loud on the blog until I've re-shuffled the story enough to get to The Writing Place. Pros: Wildly Creative. Cons: Uh, I'm supposed to be writing, remember?