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By Melanie Anne Phillips
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~ Step 67 ~

Personal Goals

Earlier, you developed personal goals for each of your characters.  At a personal level, the main Story Goal may be seen by them as just the means to an end of accomplishing their own goals.

In this step, describe how you let your readers learn the nature of each character's personal goal.

Don't forget to jot down any additional instances that come to mind where characters' personal goals come into play after they have been revealed.

Especially consider creating scenarios in which you can fold other story points into the same event, moment, or conversation.