Character to Plot Workbook - Crafting Characters that are the Backbone of Your Story
As readers, we DO focus on the characters and how they change over the course of the novel. Their motivations and fears and desires are so strong that we ignore the events that are pushing them toward and away from their goals. We focus on their evolution and forget about plot completely.
That's not helpful. We must be conscious of the events going on behind the scenes driving these characters forward. We must bring the plot to the forefront and know WHAT is happening and WHY it matters.