Monday, October 11, 2010 | By: Taffy

LUW-Josi Kilpack

Characters

Internal Characters:
  • Motivation
  • Goals
  • Emotions
  • Fears
  • Influence on external
What is the primary internal goal of your character? Love? Power? Security? Revenge?
What is the secondary goal of your character? Love? Power? etc.

What is the motivating fear? The character is equally driven by fear and goals. FEAR fuels action toward Primary goal.

What is the point of change? The goal changed OR the character realizes they were wrong OR they act against their nature to accomplish goal.

What is the conclusion? Goal is achieved OR goal is not achieved.

What did the character learn? About themselves or someone else or the world? It all reflects on the characters growth.
How is the character stronger in the end?

NOW!
Make a thirty word summary of the internal character THEN a two hundred word summary and see where you are in your story.


Wednesday:
External Character

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Love your post, but couldn't pick it out of the dark background with dark text--I finally achieved success when I viewed your post on the comments page!

I agree that lead characters need to change and grow. Your suggestion for character summaries is a really good one! I'll have to try it.

Taffy said...

Weird about the black on black because that is not what I have. Thanks for the heads up!
Thanks for stopping over Michelle!

Jen Daiker said...

Hi Taffy *waves* I'm a new follower!! 160 followers, woohoo!!

Loved this post. I love Internal Characters, thinking of their most important task throughout the entire novel! I'm best at internal, now external, that's something I need to work on!

Taffy said...

hi Jen *waves back*
I'm better at external. Maybe we should write something together!