Episode 47 - Get 'em off the couch! Goals motivation and passion as the driving forces for your characters

October 15, 2015 00:13:00
Episode 47 - Get 'em off the couch! Goals motivation and passion as the driving forces for your characters
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Episode 47 - Get 'em off the couch! Goals motivation and passion as the driving forces for your characters

Oct 15 2015 | 00:13:00

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Show Notes

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Jeanne Cavelos, the Director of the Odyssey Writing Workshop says that the number one piece of advice she gives to writers is this: give your character a goal. It's so easy for us to create pet characters who just sit on the couch, docile and useless in our story. We may love these creations but they slow the narrative, and bore the reader. So how do we get our characters engaged, and working with our story not against it? Simple, we follow Jeanne's advice and give them a goal (or goals), as well as some strong motivation, and a driving passion as part of who they are.

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