about art and life.
You have this great idea for a story, and it's now time to develop the characters. Here is the method I recommend.
Goal, Passion, Internal/External goal, back-story... What if these Character Check-lists were already putting you on the wrong path? What if there were a first step before?
Inevitable yet surprising, says Aristotle in Poetics, but did he?
A common mistake is to make things abstract and complicated because we think that what we write is too evident, too plain. This reasoning is actually a misconception.