What does a Doer do when they are stuck?

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What does a Doer do when they are stuck?

Postby yellowsub » Apr 07, 2009 6:14 pm

Hi,

Well into the beginning of my novel (like chap 4 of 53) I have a question:

What does a doer do when things aren't going their way? Examples would be helpful.

And what would a doer do when they spit the dummy about something?

I sort of have the idea that they would continue doing ineffectually... but what could bring them to a standstill? I need to create a situation that does seem boring where they are like a fly buzzing.

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Re: What does a Doer do when they are stuck?

Postby Chris Huntley » Apr 27, 2009 5:11 pm

Do-ers do, as a matter of preference. So, as MAIN CHARACTERS, they tend to always want to do. However, they are part of the Overall Story as well, and if it is a Decision driven story, they're going to feel like a fish out of water. So I think the answer to your question is to make sure your Do-er is in a Decision driven story in order to make him or her frustrated by the lack of "doings" effectiveness.

What would they do if they "spit the dummy" (e.g. showed a sudden display of anger or frustration)? Why, they would DO something about it. Throwing things, beating on things, doing exercises, running, whatever so long as it involves some sort of physical activity.
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Re: What does a Doer do when they are stuck?

Postby yellowsub » May 07, 2009 6:17 pm

You are a treat!

And thank God (or someone like him) that I chose a decision driven story!

At the moment, the MC is being held in one location against their will...


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