Pendragon Variety – Season 1, Episode 5 – Character Motivation

The Ladies Pendragon discuss character motivation. “Because we don’t tell stories about boring people who sit around and think their life is good.”

Scribe’s post on Specific Motivation for Characters

Wikipedia Motivation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motivation

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

http://psychology.about.com/od/theoriesofpersonality/a/hierarchyneeds.htm

16 Basic Desires

http://web.cynd.net/~willo/who-am-i-the-16-basic-desires-that-motivate-our-actions-and-define-our-personalities/

 

What sorts of problems or discoveries have you had about motivating your characters? What is your main character’s specific motivation? Is their initial course of action successful? What’s their next course of action?