Character Evolution Cast E19: How Plot Plot?

In a bonus Evolution Cast episode (because March has an extra Monday) we tackle how to plot out your characters story using goals and motivations. 

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Timestamps:

  • 00:00 – Announcements
  • 04:58 – Introduction
  • 08:36 – Desires and Motivations
  • 12:06 – Decisions vs. Goals
  • 15:46 – Motivations
  • 20:10 – Motivations can change
  • 22:04 – Make them credible
  • 25:06 – Cause and effect
  • 26:11 – Conscious vs. unconscious motivation
  • 29:02 – Impulsive vs. careful
  • 31:22 – Don’t make it easy
  • 32:43 – Show, don’t tell
  • 34:03 – Make it complex
  • 36:53 – Obstacles
  • 37:39 – How to do this
  • 38:13 – In-character journaling
  • 42:02 – Ask questions
  • 43:19 – Thanks
  • 43:50 – Closer
  • 45:04 – Show Blurbs
  • 45:52 – Outtakes

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