I decided to put this here, rather than in the character ones, because, either way, it's an established part of the character, and i'm a bit confused in it's relation to the story, and just GENERALLY Hence here. So far, since joining this site actually (thank you all!), I feel like I have climbed a few steps in writing. Now i can see the landing, where I can get on with writing, and it's so close. There are a few things I'm trying to get straight before i can get there though. One of the problems is this: Characters need motivation, a goal, right? I have two main characters, and battling to figure out from whose eyes to tell most of the story, or alternate. But the male character is the focus of the story, so I think HE is the MAIN main character. His only goal is to end his life. He wants to kill himself, but can't. Time and time again he has come close but never done it. He has tried and failed, or backed out. With each failure he wants it more and more. He has gone the longest time yet without trying, because he is sick of the failure and wants to get it right. The other main character, female, I'm not sure about her goal. She is just looking after her mother (depressed from losing her husband). Is the suicide goal enough for this book? (Not intended as a lengthy novel, just a modest paperback - in my mind xD) And what can I do about the female character, or should i just let what happens happen? The main point for now is of the male character. Can a book work with that? The only book i've read about suicide is the Nick Hornby one, but that is a comedy.