1. Imagine you're a guy who was in an 8-year relationship with a woman, and you two had a 5-year-old daughter. One day, certain circumstances cause your significant other to have to choose between never seeing you again, or never seeing her daughter again. She chooses never to see you again. Then, a year or so later, things change and you're allowed to see each other again. Do you want to see her? If she were to show up at your door, how would you react?
Sorry for the vagueness, but I'm very protective of this story/novel/whatever it will turn out to be.
2. What would a modern "civil war" be like? There's going to be a sort of war between two major groups of people in my story/novel, and I don't really know how to go about writing it. It's eventually going to lead to the country being split into two parts: one part for one group, and one part for the other. I don't want it to be particularly bloody or violent. Just kind of like...silent attacks? I don't know. But if you do, please help.
If you have any questions on my questions, please ask.
Thanks in advance.