In today’s episode I answer a listener’s question about character motivation and stakes. How do you know whether the stakes in your story are enough to carry a whole novel? How do you stress test your protagonist’s motivation before writing the entire book? Why do some character goals seem to matter more than others?

This is a great episode to listen to if:
– you’re at the planning stage of your novel
– you have a big idea but you’re not sure if it has legs
– you’ve got a short way into a novel but it seems to have run out of steam
– you’re editing your novel and looking for ways to make it more compelling

As I always I would love your thoughts on this. Please do drop me a line via the ‘Contact Me’ link on the right and send me any comments, questions for future episodes, or just say hello.

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