I need some strong plot devices to motivate my characters and move them to do what I want.
What are your favorite plot devices? How do you get your characters to do what you want them to?
Also, it's been awhile so here's a new Metaphor of the Day Assignment:
Write a metaphor that describes either a pleasant or unpleasant aspect of your main character.
Example: (Highlight the text below if you need inspiration)
(Note: these are about two different characters)
She was as thin as a sickly piece of grass. Even her complexion looked green and tender.
The herbalist was a flower herself: she bloomed where she planted and looked after her own.