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Seriously Write: Motivation–The Foundation of Compelling Characters

Writers begin plotting their stories with GMC (Goal, Motivation, Conflict). But do we really know, deep down, what drives our characters? Ane Mulligan has written today’s Seriously Write post showing the importance of asking your characters why. What is their motivation? Why do they want what they want? Bring your characters to life by understanding why they make the decisions they make. When you do, you will create unforgettable people.


Have you spent time asking your characters why? What answer has surprised you the most in doing so? Did you find your character had a motive that reflected badly on themselves? Share your thoughts about character motivation.

As an author of heartwarming historical and contemporary romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she's also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.

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