Psychology in Writing: The Ego – Writing Prompt

Writing Prompt

“The Ego is not a master in its own house.”  –Sigmund Freud

What forces impact your characters decision making process? What are the character’s internal needs/drive?  What moral guidelines does your protagonist have, and where have they come from?  What are the real world challenges that confront your protagonist?  Write about the internal dialogue your character has with each of these aspects and how s/he is able to negotiate with each one to come to a decision.

English: Saint Michael Overcoming the Forces o...

English: Saint Michael Overcoming the Forces of Evil, terracotta sculpture with polychrome decoration and gilding, 18th century, Austrian or south German, Honolulu Academy of Arts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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