I hope you’re having a lovely Thursday this fine morning.
Today’s Preptober Prompt is If your character could change one thing about themselves overnight, what would they change?
I think Zeb would wish that he was a optimist. He despises those of false cheer, but sometimes he despairs that maybe ignorance is bliss. This actually plays into the story as he tries to go back to his old life and finds the past is truly the past and things won’t ever be the same as they once where. Not truly.
Charlie would wish she could understand people better. She’s always trying, failing, and through it stepping on a lot of toes. She feels like she can’t reach most people and it makes it feel like she’s a failure and more obnoxious and sappy than helpful and genuine. She’s always worried that she’s wearing rose colored glasses and that it’s true when people tell her “You’ll never understand.”
Sam would want a stronger sense of strategy. He tries to do a lot of impossible things and goes against the odds but he often feels like no matter what he does, it won’t work. So he would want to change that by either 1. gaining more power (actually I could 100% see him as a superhero type haha) or 2. best grasp of strategy/a larger field of knowledge.
As for some of my other characters, such as Stephen, my poor undeveloped little fellow, and Walter (whom I thought I understood but I can’t think for the life of me think of an answer to this question for him) …I have no idea. I’ll have to keep thinking about it in relation to them.
I think this question is closely related to not just a character’s goals but their motive, which is often the power that causes them to act or not act, and their values, which are the core elements of people/characters.