by Fae Rowen
We all make hundreds of decisions every day, whether it’s to go one more day without washing our hair or deciding what we’re going to read. Most of those decisions are routine and unremarkable. But I bet you can remember a seemingly unremarkable decision that had a big impact on your life.
This is true of your characters as well. There are important decisions that can affect the entirety of your character’s life. Four particular areas carry a lot of power in guiding your main character through the story: motivation, backstory, conflict and character arc.
Decisions that show motivation
What if… In the beginning of your book your character makes an unpopular decision. We’ll say it’s to quit school. Your reader may not agree. It’s even better if your reader doesn’t agree. You can get them to change their minds and their hearts.
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