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Every character has an agenda.

The cat wants to catch the mouse. The dog wants his human to give him a belly rub.

Every character has an agenda. Strive to make this true for all characters that populate your story the moment they differentiate themselves from the fog of the background and step into view. Perhaps they want to be ignored. Maybe she wants a beer. Even soldiers on the field of battle fighting the same foe will want something different: justice, glory, returning home to mom.

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First in a series of writer’s tips that I am composing in order to prepare for a possible panel at Babscon 2019. To read more, hit up the link to my blog page or visit ScifiPony’s user page.

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