Your Hero’s Goals

Posted On Oct 15 2013 by

We already talked about your hero’s story goal. Kill the shark. Save her son. Get through the blind date. But if your hero has one goal, what you have is a short story, not a novel. Every hero has multiple goals. She should have more goals within the story than any other character. There’s no hard and fast rule, but I’d say five to seven goals is ideal. They don’t need to be complex. In Liar Liar, one of the hero’s goals was to get his dog to go potty outside. But here’s the kicker: Every one of these goals …