As people, we want to make the right choice, so it’s only natural that those are the choices that first come to us as we write. But doing the right thing doesn’t always cause wonderful conflict (though when it does it’s writing gold).
Characters shouldn’t act like people who’ve had three weeks to consider their options just because the author took that long to write the scene. A decision made in the heat of the moment isn’t the same as one made with weeks to consider.
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