Want, Need, Flaw, Symptoms: In our own stories

We're looking at the wants, needs, flaws, and symptoms of main characters this week.  Let's get to our own: 1. Our human-rights-attorney story: When the money runs out before the case against his transgender partner is over, a human rights lawyer joins a prestigious and wealthy law firm not knowing that the managing partner is the devil behind … Continue reading Want, Need, Flaw, Symptoms: In our own stories

Want, Need, Flaw, Symptoms: How the masters do it

We're looking at how the masters give their characters emotional wants and needs and character flaws.  Here's what I've seen in the stories I've read lately: Andy Weir’s The Martian Character: an astronaut abandoned on Mars. General Want: to survive Specific External Goal: to modify the resources that were supposed to last six people thirty-or-so days so … Continue reading Want, Need, Flaw, Symptoms: How the masters do it