The dreams of characters — a brief thought

Willa Cather

When writing characters, do we ever stop to consider the characters’ dreams? The things, places, and people that our characters dream about—including daydream—tell the reader so much about the true motivation and desires of our characters.

How characters interact with their fantasies tell us much about the character: do they indulge their fantasies, do they repress them? Do they have deep regrets that fuel their fantasies?

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