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Monday, June 3, 2013

Damon Knight on Motivating Characters

"If your character's motives are trivial, their actions will be either trivial or incredible.  I fthey story is one of conflict, give your characters something important to win or lose--life, freedom, self-respect--or, if not one of these, something that to your character is equally important."
-- Damon Knight in Creating Short Fiction

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