Day 7 – Their First Action

At the start of your story, your character has a desire. That’s what we’re going to work on, today.

Remember, in yesterday’s stories, the characters’ first actions were things like, doing what they were told to do as part of their orientation process, writing a resume, or making a list to try to deal with everything they’re seeing.

The decision to take this first action doesn’t have to be part of the story. IN fact, it’s often best if, when you start writing, you show us your character in the middle of whatever it is they do (which is probably very much what they’ve always done) to deal with or ignore their need.

But don’t worry about starting writing yet. We’ll get to that soon.

What did you choose as your character’s starting point? Tell us in the comments!