“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”

― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

Character development challenge: What is your OC passionate about? What are they willing to suffer for? Are they willing to kill or die for a cause or a person? What has impassioned them so much? Write a scene where your character is expressing their passion: are they marching for a cause? Protesting? Rioting even? And then something goes wrong, and your character either has to lay their life on the line or make the ultimate sacrifice. What do they think they will do vs. what do they actually do? Are they able to act in line with the way they think they can act? Or do they show more cowardice/ courage? Think about their fight or flight response. At their core, who are they?

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