I’ve been going over my manuscript for my novella and I am making sure all my major characters have goals: goals for the whole story and goals for each scene they are in. A character’s goals can be internal (find self-worth) or external (make a million dollars). Their goals can change throughout the story. Even small goals can make a story intriguing as long as obstacles are placed in the way. The character shouldn’t be able to achieve his goal too easily. But as long as my character has a goal throughout the story and smaller goals for each scene, I hope to keep my story interesting.
Some more on character goals:
- 50 Character Goals (With Character Motivation!) (bryndonovan.com)
- Two Types of Character Goals To Build Depth | Fictionary
- Goals in fiction, on every level | Jordan McCollum
Photo by icon0.com: https://www.pexels.com/photo/red-and-brass-dart-pin-on-dartboard-226569/