Monday, March 4, 2013

Keep Your Writing "Active" - PART II: Motivating Stimulus and Reaction

Last week we talked about Scene and Sequel as a structure to keep your story driving forward, your characters moving.

This week I want to drop into the details of each scene written in that structure, and talk about Motivating Stimulus and Reaction.

Motivating Stimulus: Anything external to the focal character to which he must react.

Reaction: An appropriate response to the motivating stimulus (through feeling, action, and / or speech).

Again, I'm going to keep this simplified for the ease of understanding, but here's a few cues to help:

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