Maybe you can direct me. I’ve had an idea for a book I’ve been chewing on for a while but I can’t figure out how to give my characters a goal. Right now they are just floating around in a giant plot that’s just growing and growing ugh…i just don’t know how to mold it and get control of it.
Your plot is nothing more than a roadmap. What do the characters need to accomplish and what is the obstacle? That’s the most basic way to draw your plot. Once you’re done with that, then start throwing ideas out and see what works within the plotline.
How do you tell a story where the characters aren’t necessarily important. Like in the movie crash? Don’t know if you’ve seen it but it’s a story about racism and follows a bunch of characters none of them have a goal really it just tells thier side of race story
Characters are ALWAYS the most important part of your story. Without believable, living characters, the plot information will be lost. A reader isn’t going to slog through tons of prose without a character to latch onto.