I see this almost constantly in work brought to me: lack of conflict, especially in the beginning of the novel. Here are some suggestions from the Writing Café.
You buy a beautiful old guitar from a thrift shop and when replacing the strings, decide to dust inside of it. Your hand finds a small package taped to the inside of the body. Inside is a map and a strange coin.
10 of the Best Travel Destinations Before They are gone. :(
Pixar’s Rules Of Storytelling…great ideas for writing stories
Daily Writing Prompt - Writers Write
need to do this. on this list i still need: greece, sweden, egypt, arizona, vegas, china, & spain.