Get to the heart of your story-it lives inside your hero: know what she wants, what drives her, and why. Give her a goal that matters. Know her deepest wound. Show us her fight to reach her goal and make sure that the forces of opposition might destroy her. Give her a friend who can make her laugh and let us readers catch our breath. Know that her fight is always a fight to the 'death'-she will face a dilemma between what she wants and what she needs. She can't have both. She must surrender her old view and be reborn with a new vision.
Labels: character and desire, character development, moment of surrender, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month