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Why Your Characters Do What They Do, part 4 goals

Goals push characters to act and strive because fiction characters are more goal-driven than triathletes. They can be: need desire ambition want purpose A goal will always be some kind of a test. Goals always mean everything to the protagonist. Subplots also require goals and conflict. Aim to make it as hard as possible for […]

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