Archive for November, 2017

Why I Choose Thankfulness by Stephanie Reck

You have to make a choice to be thankful.

We sometimes have to CHOOSE to be thankful. Being thankful does not come as easily when we are heart-broken, in despair, overwhelmed or rejected. We have to CHOOSE our attitudes: otherwise we can slip into complaining, discouragement, and eventually even depression. You might not feel like giving thanks, but remember it’s a CHOICE! Instead of giving thanks you may instead feel like calling your friends and talking about all what is wrong […]

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How to Measure Motivation

How to Measure Motivation

By Randy Ingermanson

Practically everything in fiction eventually comes down to your characters’ motivations. The lead character in your story wants something, One Thing. It’s tempting to say that the strength of your story is directly proportional to how much your lead character wants that One Thing.  But that’s false. It’s so far from being true, it’s not even wrong.

Let me explain how you measure motivation. I’ll do that by telling you a little story…

Back in August, […]

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