Jack Driscoll described what he attempts to do through writing, “To speak what it feels like to be human.” As far as I’m concerned, he could have ended his craft talk there and left us with the inspiration and invitation to go forth and attempt it for ourselves.
He encouraged us to “undress” our characters, literally (if that happens to be part of the story) and metaphorically. To allow the inner-workings of a character’s heart and psyche to be communicated to the reader. We must know them that intimately.
Jack presented the 3 Ms as a way to avoid writing flat, insipid characters:
What compels them? Does the story make it clear why?
The way the character takes aim at whatever stands in her way.