I’m taking a Fiction Workshop this semester and I am learning a lot about life through it. First of all, while writing about my characters, I dig into them, and in a sense dig into myself. I put feelings/actions into my characters just as I would myself. It’s weird…to make something up and just “roll with it” as I like to say. It’s something different and I like it!
My professor gave me some advice about one of my stories and it really hit home with me personally. She said to give my character a “driving force”…something that drives them. She said that we all have something in our life that pushes us along and drives us to keep going. It could be power, money, fame, love, etc. So what is it that drives me?
I thought about it a long time and I think…really think it’s love.
Love for God.
Love for Brent.
Love for my family.
Love for my friends.
Love for myself.
Love for mankind in general.
Love for animals (yes, seriously…I do love them)
Love for the earth.
Love of food 🙂
I hope that this is what continues to drive me in life. I don’t need power or want money (well, enough to survive I guess). I don’t need fame. I just want to love and to be loved! It’s a powerful thing!