I was working on a resource for developing character, but there’s so many character profile exercises out there. I didn’t want it to be just another one to add to the noise of sub-par resources.
Later, I was on social media, and I created a poll asking what the number one thing writers struggle with.
Not character but plot.
And that’s when I realized that maybe I could create a great resource. In my view, the best plots are character-driven, so if someone finds it easier to create a great character, they are only inches away from creating great plot.
That’s what this exercise does.