1. melissa haffner


    I loved the information on MRU, I will be looking at it more closely now.


  2. This is something that I have been thinking about a lot in the past year, and came to the same conclusions. You have it condensed and much better worded than I even attempted, though. But all of these are true! It seems rather obvious when you read it, but writing it is a bit more difficult.

    I thought I would write something deep and emotional if I had contemplation about a motivation before reaction to it, but the only thing that happened was that it felt stilted and goofy. In real life that’s how we react, too.

  3. Thanks, Karen. It is simple and easy to do wrong. I think the bit about putting reflection into the middle of the MRU is definitely one of the most commonly misused uses of introspection. It was something that once I figured it out was a big “duh” for me. 🙂

  4. Cash

    If my characters initial motivation to action is based on something external, and throughout the story she engages in actions based on that initial inspiration and her internal feelings – how would my MRU’s go in subsequent scenes?
    She’s going to do something because she wants to (her goal is to improve, do the best she can, push the limits etc.) but each time she takes to action it’s not based on a new motivation (something that happens to her, something she sees, smells etc.)
    So I’m a little confused.
    Any clarification would be most appreciated.

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