In my latest project, my main character would definitely want to be Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. Why is this helpful information? Because, she’s a nice Jewish girl from New York who makes her living as a chef.
Imagine a scene where, in the midst of a huge fight, she looks at her antagonist and says, “fiddle-dee-dee” in a deep Southern accent. This kind of surprising dialogue is what makes great scenes memorable. Knowing your main characters secret desires is essential for great writing.
I adore Christopher Lloyd and hope you enjoy this post.