Bucket List - Thoughts At The End Of The Year

Bucket List – Thoughts At The End Of The Year

Define your goals.

Fictional characters are a lot like real people. You need to keep them busy.

One of the first things I teach writers is that characters need a story goal. A physical, tangible story goal. Once a writer understands this, the intangible goals drop into place.

For example, a character who wants to ‘find’ himself is boring. Imagine the internal monologue of that character obsessing about his destiny? However, a character who lands in a physically challenging situation with obstacles, and wins, will find himself.

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by Amanda Patterson