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Bitch Craft: External and Internal Motivations

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Keira Marcos

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Chestnut Nola asked:

I’ve found your podcasts about writing very helpful (and entertaining), so thank you for doing them.

You’ve discussed character motivations and consequences quite a bit, particularly how external motivations can forward your plot. I’m wondering how you structure the internal motivations of your characters and how that moves within the overall plot. What do you think of the internal narrative of a character and how that helps shape your story? I find the external plot is often very clear for me, while the internal plot, and growth of a character is often elusive until I sit down to write.