Ulterior motiveIn this exercise, two things are happening at the same time, and it's up to you to weave them together in a way that makes sense. How do the two situations — what she's doing and what she's thinking — affect one another?
It's also a way to explore cause and effect in a different way: combined external and internal causes can lead to unexpected effects. Consider these possibilities:
- Freudian slips
- The character expresses the "wrong" emotion to exciting or horrible news
- Something happens in the external world that solves the internal conflict (or vice versa)
- The character makes automatic and incorrect decisions in the real world and has to live with them