Establishing motivation

Knowing the struggle your character may have had to achieve the status they have attained, you will instinctively know how they will react ifthey learn that everything they have worked for is to be taken away.

Returning to our TV Presenter, we can select a young anchor-woman for a regional news programme and devise both background and motivation for her. Using a chart format, Figure 4 details an unhappy childhood and difficulty in sustaining relationships which suggests the following storyline for 26-year-old Sally Blake:

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