To understand why your character is driven toward a certain goal, get to know their positive and negative traits, as well as any significant emotional wounds that might be motivating them. Then you can explore the various kinds of conflict that could block them as they move toward their goal.
FORMS THIS MIGHT TAKE:
Breaking into a vacant home or building Breaking into a vehicle Building a lean-to, tent, or structure with the materials at hand Finding a crawlspace or stairwell to huddle up in Entering a cave or wide crevice despite what may be inside Sneaking onto a train or other transit vehicle if one can't afford a ticket Holing up in a public washroom, bus shelter, or covered car park Finding an all-night diner or fast food restaurant Paying for a hotel or motel Sleeping in one's car Sneaking past guards or police to access a building or structure Breaking into an RV at a park or storage facility Creating a snow cave (if one is out in winter elements with no other choice) Sleeping in the stairwell of an apartment building Accessing a condemned building Seeking out a church or hospital Breaking into a closed business or empty warehouse Accessing an unlocked shed or hiding under a porch at someone's residence Sleeping in a bus station or transit terminal Going door-to-door in a neighbourhood and asking to be let in Sneaking onto a boat that is anchored and vacant
HUMAN NEED DRIVING THE GOAL (INNER MOTIVATION):
There are five basic human needs that, when missing from a character's life, could motivate them to pursue this goal. The following needs are all possibilities, but only one of them should be the primary driver for any given character. For more information on the relationship between human needs and outer motivations, please see this Character Motivation tutorial.
Safety and Security: If the weather or another force (animals, people wishing to take advantage, etc.) presents a danger, the character would seek shelter to protect themselves and loved ones.
Physiological Needs: If the character must seek shelter to survive, such as in a snowstorm, the character would do so, casting all other goals and needs aside.
HOW THE CHARACTER MAY PREPARE FOR THIS GOAL:
POSSIBLE SACRIFICES OR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GOAL:
ROADBLOCKS WHICH COULD PREVENT THIS GOAL FROM BEING ACHIEVED:
TALENTS & SKILLS THAT WILL HELP THE CHARACTER ACHIEVE THIS GOAL: