01:52:52 PM Dec 11th 2014
New troper here, so not how sure to add this, but there's a good example in the Kingkiller Chronicles, specifically, The Wise Man's Fear, when Maer Alveron sends Kvothe off to kill the bandits in the Eld—increasing the Maer's reputation, or killing Kvothe in the process.
02:04:18 PM Dec 11th 2014
See How to Write an Example. I think it can help at writing stuff.