Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,
Megan
jehoshabeath

Character

Understanding a character's motivation can be confusing for me. I still remember how confused I felt when I read a book in middle school about writing fiction and it said that a character's motive is a key element defining their personality and actions. Huh? I charted out my characters with the usual hair color, eye color, job, religion, favorite things. Motive was never on the chart and I didn't really understand how to include it.

A while ago, I tried to draw an idea map for a Star Wars character. It was interesting to try and describe his reactions in various scenes and to see an overall picture of his character. The script presented him as one kind of person, the movie novel depicted someone very different, and the deleted scenes and script drafts were different still!

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Tags: info arch, pictures, star wars
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