Episode 135: Character Motivation – Survival

On February 27th, Kasie and Rex Theme for the day Character Motivation: Survival Agenda Character Motivation Series What we mean by “Survival” as a motivation Segment 1 We can start with this blog that uses GRAILS as an acronym for character motivation. How clever is that: G — Greed R — Revenge A — Acceptance…

Episode 134: Motivated by Greed

On February 20, Kasie and Rex continued the Character Motivation series with an episode on greed, avarice, and ambition. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Motivation: Ambition, Greed, & Avarice Agenda Character Motivation Series Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic motivation (review) How to write a character driven by ambition, greed, or avarice Segment…

Episode 133: Motivated by Forgiveness

On February 13th, we continued our trek through character motivation by talking about forgiveness, atonement, and redemption. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Motivation: Forgiveness, Atonement, Redemption Agenda Character Motivation Series Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic motivation (review) How to write a character seeking forgiveness Segment 1 But first, housekeeping: South Carolina Writers…

Episode 132: Motivated by Revenge

On February 6th, we started a series on Character Motivation. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Character Motivation: Vengeance, Revenge, Retribution Agenda Character Motivation Series Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic motivation How to write a character bent on revenge Segment 1 Last week’s discussion on killing the buddy uncovered some important nuggets such as:…

Episode 131: Kill Your Buddy

On January 30th, we revisited the topic of the best friend, the buddy with this look at BFF deaths. Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Kill Your Buddy Agenda Events & Opportunities How the death of a specific character impacts the story Cliches and tropes to avoid with this Segment 1 Last…