Fear is the primal motivator. Knowing what your character fears allows you to put him in the worst situations for him. To challenge him in ways that nothing else could.
It’s tempting to find a whole list of fears, and hit every one. If one is good, more is better. Right?
That’s why character questionnaires ask for the “greatest fear.” But what does that really mean?
Well, it doesn’t have to be something that makes the character react in absolute panic. When you’re looking for a fear, causing a powerful reaction isn’t as important as depth and dimension. Almost any fear can cause a powerful reaction given the right circumstances.
Keep reading to get the scoop on the Fear cornerstone…