What happens when a character has two motives? One innocent and the other deceitful? And towards the same person? Or different persons? If a double motive is directed towards one other character, I think this gives the writer a difficulty. Such as, who is this character? The writer will have to explain somehow why their character is ‘double-minded’ or complex or at least make it intriguing or interestingly mysterious.
If, from the same character, an innocent motive is directed towards one other and a deceitful motive is directed towards another, this is easier to write. It may mean that the character loves one and dislikes the other, as simple as that, or was complimented by one and offended by the other and drew a reaction to that.
But the character could only have a motive that is plain and simple evil, whose behavior depends on the situation, is outwardly innocent towards one, and aggressive towards another, but both times wants to hurt the others. Enough of evil. What of good motives? Yes, we need those; integrity.
Setting is very much important to what happens within the above parameters. If the setting is an office, the actions of the characters are more subtle rather than overt, for example. If the setting were a desert, a jungle, a village, and so on, all have different expectations. But if the story is a fantasy, more other worldly things are accepted.
I’ve been working on a devotion that’s been assigned to me and it’s subject is something my body and mind knows, but not my affections, for perseverance is an act of the will that can be painful and difficult. Perseverance is not something I cherish, but is something that I always attempt to embody. For a writer, perseverance is kind of their life blood as without it not a word would be written that’s of any worth. Words of worth take time and effort, they take dedication to get onto paper. Through perseverance things get done–but perseverance is not only about sticking with something, it’s the quality one puts into it as well. And making quality things takes perseverance and can be demanding. But well worth it in the end, for even if no one wanted your work, it’s still a work one put their all into, and that means it’s worthwhile, as one did their best and beyond it.
Creators don’t like people saying that only 1 episode matters.The creator says, it all matters (They also tell the picky fans to get a life). Scope. Some like their series to never end. That’s true scope. One part after the other that continues the story on and on. The thrill of the chase. Obviously, creators enjoy setting up a narrative, a propelling, never ending scope for their story. It’s the major arc. Creators love the thrill of filling in the detail and working out the finer things that link to the next episode and the next one and so on. Hard work, but thrilling. Creators love series and so do audiences, but a few like the story to finish in one film, book, or whatever medium it’s in. That’s how I see it.
In this particular story of mine, it’s not so much alternative endings to stories, but alternative endings to sequences. There seems too many possible alternatives, but one must sift through them and see how each one lines up.
Changing the features of a key character. The former traits can be used again elsewhere. But what as?