“Inner Motives Lead to Conflicts of Characters” by Joan Y. Edwards
Show the inner motives of why your character might do things in your stories. What drives them to do what they do? What drives them to think as they think? What drives them to believe as they believe?
The motivations listed below are ones that all human beings experience as outlined in the book The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin.
They might be motivated to do things because their goal is:
They might be motivated to do things because their fear is:
Slave/No Control/Out of control/Confusion/Disorder
What they are afraid of will come to meet them. This is the conflict.
What they definitely don’t want…what they keep saying over and over again…no I don’t want that. It’ll come. This is the conflict.
If they are negative, they’ll receive negative. This is the conflict
If they are positive, they’ll receive positive. Finding their way out of these circumstances is their challenge.
Until they have an “ah hah” moment and change their way of thinking about it, their beliefs about it, they’ll continue to get the same kind of response, the same kind of outcome, the same results.
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Joan Y. Edwards