Write about a person in an awkward situation. Maybe she caught someone reading her diary or she found someone's diary and had just flipped the cover when the owner stepped into the room. Maybe he just realized the speech in his hand was the one he had decided was too raw for this audience and had written another, at this moment still on the kitchen counter where he had left it the night before to replace the one he had nixed. But here he is standing at the podium one speech in hand, the other largely but not completely memorized, its hard copy version a long way off. What does your character do? Set the stage and let your character react to his or her situation.