Writing Stories Avtar JiAvtar Ji www.InnerLiving.info
Where does Conflict originate?
Social - Friends, relatives, lovers, coworkers etc.
Emotional - Love, hate, fear, joy, laughter, greed
Moral Problemsare posed by fate, theworld or society,natural disaster, life circumstance, other people, anddon’t forget our own inner faults. We either find a wayto succeed or we fail. Failure is tragic; success isheroic. Seek the maximum effect of conflict which islife or death stakes. Raise the stakes. Shorten the timelimits to achieve goals. Basically increase the
What does the hero want? (Specifically) Whatis she willing to fight for? Why is it vital to her happiness? Who stands in her way?
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: They all thought it was disgracefuland upsetting to find out that I __________________.For example: ( that I took the job with the travelingcircus and married an outlaw vampire.)One way to define a character is by opposingher to other’s negative points of view. This shows thatshe is independent of other’s points of view and givesher a clear and definite reason for leaving her old life behind. No one supported her -- so she left town.While opposition may be wide spread in a largegroup, the major source of opposition should only berepresented by just one person. One person’s opinionrepresents the entire organization’s opinion. So thatwhen their point of view directly opposes the hero’sideas, it means the entire group is opposed to the hero.
First, match the Hero’s
with her ‘needs’and ‘wants’. Keep these in mind when you flesh outher
. Self Concept is composed of three things:
Self Concept: Who we believe we are.
Self Esteem: The judgments we pass on ourself.
Values: What we want, and what we don’t.
1. SELF CONCEPT
– Who do they believe they are,what is their self-concept? I am a man of action, I ama woman of my word, I keep my promises, I am asensualist, I am a surrealist, I am a king, I am a loser.We constantly look for evidence to prove to ourselvesthat we are what we think, and if we don’t find any, wecreate situations and self generate this evidence.
2. Self Esteem
– Are we worthy of love, are wecapable to achieve our goals? Self esteem, like self image are self fulfilling prophecies. They determinewhether or not we get what we want.
If I feel like I will never get what I want, then I probably won’t.
The judgments we pass on ourselves are the hardest.
- Our life is a non-stop pursuit of values.We seek that which we love. We avoid that which wehate. In life this is automatic, but in art we must re-create this process by identifying what it is that our hero loves most of all.Our ‘self concept’ is defined by what we ‘