D. Wallace Peach did a great job on how to develop characters for writing. Thought I’d share.
Greetings Storytellers! We’re off to Part 5 of Crafting Rich Characters, the final installment of this series. In Part 1, we explored a character’s Physical Appearance, Mannerisms, and Quirks. In Part 2, we covered Attributes and Traits, Skills and Abilities, and Occupations and Interests. In Part 3, we looked at the Formative Backstory, Core Values, and The Lie. And in Part 4, we explored Secrets, The Big Fear, and The Mask.
In this post, we’re going to finish up character-building with Motivations and Goals.
And at the end, you’ll be able to download a worksheet with the aspects of character-building I’ve presented in this 5-part series.
Motivation liesat the heart of a compelling character’s profile. Much of what we’ve talked about in previous posts will contribute to an understanding of a character’s internal motivation.
Motivations and Goals are often confused since…
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