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To keep audiences watching, your main character needs a false goal and a true goal. What will be the true goal of the story you're developing? What is the conflict that is much different and much scarier (or more interesting, or deeper) than the one the main character tries to resolve during the first half (or so) of your story? A riveting story may depend upon answering this question with originality and great thought.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|