The characters in our stories are just like my kids. They need the right motivation to get them going. They need a little chocolate. We as writers need to figure out the driving motivation behind our characters. We need to know what drives them. What excites them. What gets them moving. Motivation is important in stories. It helps determine how the plot unfolds, and brings out conflict. Without motivation, the story falls flat.
So it’s time to spill a little bit of chocolate on the floor, and see if you can find your character’s motivation.