This storyteller finds six cracks in the new Jungle Book that mar the narrative in this visually enchanting movie, providing a lesson in how to construct a story by ensuring your characters' motivations and choices are consistent and believable.

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When you create characters, how far should you go to individualize their physical descriptions? What is absolutely necessary for the depiction?

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Understanding your hero’s goals will help you plan your plot line and develop the engaging, motivated characters your readers will love to follow. Here are three easy steps to get you on your way to developing your characters' goals.

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