Monday, May 20, 2013
Thoughts from down in the trenches
Working on cleaning out my Practical Emotional Structure workshop (getting ready to retire it) and had to write some extra bits to tighten it up. Feeling kind of weird going against the whole, "If your character is always reacting to story events, you need to make them more active" mandate. But my thoughts? There is no such thing as a non-reactionary character. Everyone reacts. People don’t just—out of the blue—do something totally random that isn’t connected to something else, at some level, even if it’s buried in subconscious motivation.