I’m going to make my character face his greatest fear. I’m going to make this fear follow him around the story—pick, pick, picking at him like Chinese water torture. It’s going to create awesome conflict and tension, and it will force him to change.
What are your characters greatest fears?
- Snakes, spiders, peanutbutter :)
I did this very thing in my completed MS, but I didn’t think about it as I wrote. It just happened organically.
Putting your characters in situations that make them face their fears can help them resolve their inner conflict and move your plot along.