Friday, January 27, 2012
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"Every good story begins with a wish."
This quote is very true. The character has to want or desire something, only then will people care about that character. It's all about the journey to get there and discover what the character is capable of.
Wishes and Dreams are very human things. To have a wish is to feel purpose and meaning in the world. Once you want something, you begin to change yourself, and work toward that goal. Characters don't interest audiences if they stay indoors with the windows shut. They have to act and move toward their desires, wishes and dreams.
The story is all about the path a character takes to get where they want to be, and how much they gain by getting there.