“Writers are

[like] a crazy person. We create conflict – for a living. We do this all the time, sometimes on a weekly basis; we create horrible, incredible circumstances and then figure a way out of them. That’s what we do.”

Joss Whedon, US screenwriter (Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Avengers, et al) (1964 –  )

Just like in a TPRS class story where the key line is almost always, “But there was a problem…”.