Monthly Archives: April 2018

How Brandon Sanderson Motivates His (Incredible) Main Characters

I can’t stop telling my friends about Brandon Sanderson’s books.

The last six hours of my life were dedicated to finishing Words of Radiance, the second book in his epic Fantasy Series, The Stormlight Archives.

Could. Not. Put. It. Down.

This dawned on me as I neared the climax of the story: 

Sanderson writes deceptively simple characters. They’re easy to follow, yet surprisingly deep.

Let me show you how Brandon Sanderson writes compelling characters with powerfully conflicted motivations:

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7 Secrets to Powerful Character Motives

Characters with Powerful Motivations will steal your clock.

  • They’ll reach up
  • pull it off the wall
  • and smash it.

When you can write a character with a strong motivation, you will steal hours away from your readers…

…and take them on exciting, emotional journeys that they will never forget.

Ready to see how it’s done?

These are the seven secrets to writing powerful character motivations:

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