One great way to pull a reluctant character into all sorts of devious dealings is to spring a family secret on him. Today, choose a character you’ve been working with and brainstorm a secret his family has been keeping from him. This could be a short-term secret of his parents, or a long-term secret that’s been handed down in his family through generations. It could be a horrible shame, a dark fate, or a deep responsibility. What is this secret? Why hasn’t he known about it before now? What effect will it have on his life? Why can he not hide from it?
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