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Meeting A Main Character

Novels open in many ways, but one thing novels do is present a main character. As a character is introduced, readers begin to gain information about the person, knowledge that helps them understand who the person is and what’s important to him. You get an idea of his goals, motivation, and conflicts. Though readers learn […]

FOUR PERSONALITY TEMPERAMENTS – MELANCHOLIC – PART 4

Each week I will post on one of these temperaments define as a proto-psychological interpretation of the ancient medical concept of humorism and suggests that four bodily fluids affect human personality traits and behaviors. Hippocrates believed certain human moods, emotions and behaviors were caused by body fluids (called “humors”). The four temperaments are sanguine (pleasure-seeking […]

MOTIVATION AND ITS STRENGTH

All writers know that after creating believable characters, the main character’s GMC is what makes the story—goals, motivation and conflict. Many blogs and workshops are written about the impact of conflict, and others revolve around creating challenging goals, but little is stressed about motivation. But think about it. What grabs readers and holds them in […]