Raising the Stakes

RAISE THE STAKES BY MAKING IT PERSONAL

IF THE CHARACTER FAILS, HE WILL:

Look bad in the eyes of those he cares about.

Disappoint someone who he is responsible for

Trigger a cascade of events that cause others hardship

Create fallout leading to another paying for his mistake

Need to make a sacrifice that hurts to give

Cause a grave injustice to occur.

Ruin his reputation

Lose someone he cares about

Cause himself great emotional pain and turmoil

Cause another (an innocent) pain or strife

Be forced to give up on a treasured goal or desire

Need to take a big risk to right the situation

Force another to take a risk with danger has increased

Be directly responsible for another’s death

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