Hey all, I've been posting several threads asking for help about this fantasy WIP I have. And I have finally figured out what's been giving me so much trouble and why I keep changing the plot line every couple of days, My main character doesn't have a strong motivation. I finally figured it out during an exercise I learned in my writing fiction class a few days ago. i just sat down, wrote down all my main characters and underneath I just wrote down what they set out do over the course of the story. I came up with motivations for all the characters except for my main one. Suddenly it all made sense. He wasn't a strong character because he had no real goal that going on the journey would accomplish or a strong enough drive to carry an entire story. So now I work to fix that issue. But now I ask, what makes for a strong enough motivation that can carry through a whole story? Originally I came up with the MC goes on the journey so he could finally be a legendary hero like he's always read about or heard about in stories, only to find out it isn't as glamorous as he thought. But I felt like that wasn't strong enough. Any suggestions?