Creating Characters With Believable Desires Who Will Drive a Story To Glory!!!!

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I wish to Heaven I was married,” she said resentfully as she attacked the yams with loathing. “I’m tired of everlastingly being unnatural and never doing anything I want to do. I’m tired of acting like I don’t eat more than a bird, and walking when I want to run and saying I feel faint after a waltz, when I could dance for two days and never get tired. I’m tired of saying, ‘How wonderful you are!’ to fool men who haven’t got one-half the sense I’ve got, and I’m tired of pretending I don’t know anything, so men can tell me things and feel important while they’re doing it… I can’t eat another bite.” Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

The excerpt above tells the reader everything he needs to know about the character of Scarlett O’Hara.

She’s feisty, bright, energetic, extravert, restless, under-stimulated and driven.

She…

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