Friday, July 11, 2003

Jul 11 2003

Since I couldn’t go to sleep Tuesday night, I spent some time working on Seeing Things Invisible.

I’ve established most of the characters’ personalities, but they’ve had no goals. Characters must have goals to push the plot forward.

So, last night, I worked out what each of these characters are striving for. That gives me a good basis for what the characters are going to do next.

I also established some large events that will punctuate the story (assuming I write it), which gives me something to write towards.

This is good.

Meanwhile, an interesting link: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy, about the dynamics of online communities. Excellent stuff, by somebody who knows what he’s writing about.

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