Episode 135: Motivated by 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 Link to podcast 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…

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 Link…

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 Link to podcast Segment 1 But first, housekeeping:…

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 130: Give Your Characters Agency

On January 22nd, Kasie and Rex revisited the “Be Mean to Your Characters” idea with this part two — give them agency. What could be meaner, right? Here are the show notes: Theme for the day Give Your Characters Agency Agenda Remind/Revisit Episode 57 What is Agency and why do you want it? How you…