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You get an idea for a book it usually includes an objective, even a pantser like me has that! But what about your character’s motivation? Motivation is different from the obstacles that your main character needs to overcome. You know the outcome but why is your character doing this, who are they? At Writers Helping Writers, inspiration for your character development.
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Character Motivation Entry: Gaining Fulfillment By Giving Back
What does your character want? This is an important question to answer because it determines what your protagonist hopes to achieve by the story’s end. If the goal, or outer motivation, is written well, readers will identify fairly quickly what the overall story goal’s going to be and they’ll know what to root for. But how do you know what outer motivation to choose?
If you read enough books, you’ll see the same goals being used for different characters in new scenarios. Through this thesaurus, we’d like to explore these common outer motivations so you can see your options and what those goals might look like on a deeper level.
Character’s Goal (Outer Motivation): Gaining Fulfillment By Giving Back
Forms This Might Take:
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