Hi all! Often times, and especially this time in particular, I have setting, characters, and small snippets of plot. But I have a hard time finding the main purpose of the story. I can't confidently say that "My story is about a character who [blank], while overcoming [blank] and in the end learns that [blank] (theme stated)". I know I have themes that I want to include, but I'm not sure what I want the overall theme to be. I know one of the main ways to figure this out is to pin down down the main goal and motivation of my main character. This will guide the plot of the story and tell me what it is I'm trying to write... I may have just answered part of my question. I have trouble finding goals, wants, and motivations for my characters so I think that contributes to why I can't formulate what the story is about.