"A secret helps define a character. What we feel we have to hide from other tells us a lot about ourselves. Maintaining that secret will influence every choice we make. Every choice our characters make."
5 Secrets about YourCharacters’ Secrets (Darcy Pattison)
This article gives 5 ways to use secrets to develop your characters:
- Using the Secret as a Plot Twist
- Source of Conflict – Making Sure the Secret Stays Secret
- Tangible Secret
- The Secret Revealed: Big Scene or Climax Scene
- What Is YOUR Secret?
My Character’s Whispering Secrets (Darcy Pattison)
Sol Stein said, “I remind you that the best fiction reveals the hidden things we usually don’t talk about.”
So...what secrets do your characters have? What do they do to keep their secrets safe from discovery?