“Joe’s Mother” thread added to story board

July 20, 2009

While Joe’s mother is not a main character, she acts as both a catalytic force in Joe’s character development and as a representation of Joe’s true self: his conscience. These recently-added pink index cards on my story development wall … Jul-08-09-AddMama-Lo-rez

… represent the character of Joe’s mother, identifying (a) where in the story her character will influence Joe’s actions and (b) how her persona will perform an anchoring function, pulling against Joe as he moves further from his ideal, and gently drawing him back to that ideal by example.