Stephanie Cowell offers this quote from Donald Maass:
“Every protagonist needs a tortuous need, a consuming fear, an aching regret, a visible dream, a passionate longing, an exquisite lust, an inner lack, a fatal weakness, an irresistible plan, a noble idea, an underlying hope? “
“I also believe he’s talking about…every woman.”
NOW you’ve got me thinking.
My tortuous need? My consuming fear? My aching regret? …
I’m writing an essay for an anthology on where one is now in the “advanced” stages of life and where one expected to be, etc. — an elegy on ageing, of sorts — and I just might use this quote as a guide. Thanks, Ms. Lucy.
I think he may have nailed this one right on, when it comes to our beloved Josephine. Thanks for the quote Sandra (and by the way, I also believe he’s talking about…every woman;-)