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Now think about your characters. What do they yearn for? How will this affect their lives and those around them? This doesn't have to be the same as their story goal, but it is integral to who they are. You don't necessarily have to include this information in the story, but being aware of it yourself will help you understand your characters on a much deeper level and this will come across in the writing. Your characters will feel more fully formed and three-dimensional.
What do your characters yearn for? Let me know in the comments section below, I'd love to hear from you.