Oh, Woe Is Me: Strengthening Character Goals – by Janice Hardy…

on Fiction University:

Characters drive the plot, because they want something badly enough to act to achieve (or avoid) it. But don’t make it easy on them.

When I’m plotting a novel, one of the first things I ask is “What does the protagonist want?” It’s a critical question to understand my plot and even my novel, because if I don’t know the goal, I can’t possibly write a novel that illustrates how the character tries to achieve that goal.

And that’s what a novel is at the core: a character trying to have their way and get what they want.

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