|SACRIFICES HAVE RIPPLES TOO|
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Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. - Napoleon Hill
SACRIFICE IS NECESSARY:
It resounds through the emotional impact of every story yet even the smallest sacrifice is difficult.
SACRIFICE IS DEVELOPMENTAL:
If you ask the character to give up something that’s securely theirs then they must, by definition, within the act, develop or grow.
SACRIFICE IS AN OPTION:
Sacrifice must involve a choice: sliding into the jaws of adversity doesn’t count; jumping into it to save another does.
SACRIFICE IS A STRUGGLE:
When there are choices to be made, sacrifice is usually one of the options; the imperfect struggle that might bring a character to turn away from safety, comfort and self-preservation is the most human one of all.
SACRIFICE MUST BE AN ACTIVE DECISION:
Even if the end result is the same, to act impulsively and without recognition of the consequences is an imperfect sacrifice.
SACRIFICE IS A GIFT:
Sacrifice is a gift... but one you don’t expect to be around to share.
Hi *waves just incase everyone has forgotten allll about me ;)
I’ve been absent from my blog and the world continued turning – that’s like shocking ;) My family responsibilities have been responsibly embraced, and now I am back in my familiar routine ;)
While I've been anti-shirking, I hope you've been having fun... and have been both happy and productive.
DID YOU DECIDE TO TAKE PART IN NANOWRIMO THIS YEAR?
I have been but I'm FOUR DAYS behind with the word count.
When I was catching up, this weekend, I discovered I get a lot more written when I have long blocks of time for writing. This is a shame, as it’s completely the opposite of my normal snatch and grab routines. Oops.
HOW DO YOU WRITE BEST?