This is an interesting way to look at the layers of a story. Many writers believe that stories begin with characters and the plot develops from them.
This chart says that for a story to work, a character needs five things. He or she needs something:
- To care about.
- To want.
- To dread.
- To suffer.
- To learn.
The remainder of the story will develop from these needs.
Original Source: @DanielSchwabauer, www.oneyearnovel.com
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