Progrep 8: Reaction, Not Just Action

I keep reminding myself that each scene must further the character’s purpose, no matter how many other purposes that scene might have.  The scene must spring from the character’s motive(s) and show us something about the character’s inner landscape, offering the reader an emotional handle, a hand to grip.  The character’s reaction matters as much, if not more, than the action itself.

What do you think?