is different things for different people. What form does the primrose
path take? Not just in Patricia's case, but there's Ross to be
I've belatedly realized that I meant to rename Ross but, clearly, it
ain't gonna happen. The perils of 'temporary' names for characters.
Name your gumshoe after a brand of fedora, and you're stuck with
Stetson Smith for the rest of your days. But I digress...
Story is about choices, not being carried away by events - unless one
is writing the natural-disaster-of-the-moment movie. Granted, a good
story can incorporate elements of the two, but I know what I need to be
focusing on right now.
An agent of change - one who can compel without overt force. Sheer
charisma, I guess, but plausibility is a factor. Michael can't come
across as some nigh-rapist. Instead, he presents choice(s) and Patricia
makes them, for something like the first time in her life.
Bah, pacing is everything.
Choices that lead to further conflict, and further (probably) bad
choices. Remember, matters must intensify - both choices and
consequences - otherwise drive is lost.
Poor lil protagonists. I want to play with them, but I'm not sure what
the game is going to be. I'll have to brainstorm on that when I'm not