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So, does your main character(s) in your story or whatever have any sort of desires?

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Yes they do. Each one of them wants to lead normal lives or live what their idea of normal is. But they are constantly pulled into the harsh realities of life that makes it hard for them to reach their desires. They don't mind being royalty because they actually enjoy it, they want to at least show the world that they're just teenagers and still learning.

So their desire is to be normal and still enjoy their life. But it won't be easy for them.


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Yes....

To leave this planet and build a space colony....
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TheUltimateTeaGod wrote:

Yes....

To leave this planet and build a space colony....


Is he or she getting close to reaching that desire?
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Of course they do (a character without desires/goals is boring). That said, all my characters have their own personal goals. Some wish to find themselves, some wish to change themselves, some wish to change the world and some with to find another world.
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sundin13 wrote:

Of course they do (a character without desires/goals is boring). That said, all my characters have their own personal goals. Some wish to find themselves, some wish to change themselves, some wish to change the world and some with to find another world.


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Yes, they do. They have many desires, goals, and flaws. Mostly they want to follow their ambitions, live a normal life. Others are a little in left field. For one, her desire and goal draws from her family heritage and fears of turning into a cat.
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yes... to be rich

and to seduce many rich men

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Sure but he doesn't take them seriously
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Yes. She must cope with the inability to live with most of her family and friends, despite her want to go home. She and her younger sis were forcibly wrenched out of their world by an currently unknown entity. To return would mean certain death, so she and her sister roam around from world to world. Further complicating things, she is an unwilling immortal outside of her home realm, and fears the potential of gradually losing her sense of self and reality. To relieve the void and an aching sensation of perpetually being an outsider, as well as stabilizing her psyche, she tries to formulate an extended family throughout her travels. Soon, she both desires to return home, as well as wishing to stay with her new comrades. Unfortunately, she cannot have both, and instead considers eventually heading homebound, should she ever want to die.




I'm sadistic towards my characters.
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I could imagine a story where the protagonist has absolutely no motivations, interests, desires, or goals whatsoever, but it would basically amount to a description of a person sitting or standing perfectly still. They're not doing anything, they're not saying anything, they're not looking at anything, no one's saying anything to them, their environment is having no impact on them whatsoever.

It's an interesting exercise in working backwards at character development if you're willing to commit time to it. Hollow a character out completely and you start finding out what makes them unique.
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If they don't you're not doing narrative properly. Desire is fundamental to narrative. It's what moves it from point A to point B. If a character doesn't have some form of drive propelling them along, nothing's going to happen.
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BlueOni wrote:

I could imagine a story where the protagonist has absolutely no motivations, interests, desires, or goals whatsoever, but it would basically amount to a description of a person sitting or standing perfectly still. They're not doing anything, they're not saying anything, they're not looking at anything, no one's saying anything to them, their environment is having no impact on them whatsoever.

It's an interesting exercise in working backwards at character development if you're willing to commit time to it. Hollow a character out completely and you start finding out what makes them unique.


yeah I've done that. It's one of the most rewarding and difficult things you can do in writing.You might think you know the character, but it's really hard to actually know them. You have to dig deep into their soul and find the root of them. Only then will you really get them enough to write them, at least that's been my experience.
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