What is your (or your character's) secret yearning? And how did you (or he or she) come to have that yearning?
The phrase "Secret Yearning" makes me think of a bodice-ripping romance novel. You know, the kind that has a cover with a picture of a scantily clad man who bears a resemblance to (and may very well have been based on) Fabio.
In fact, let's do a little research, shall we?
Step 1: Go to Google.
Step 2: Type "Secret Yearning" into the search bar.
Step 3: Laugh heartily at the fact that there is, in fact, a romance novel named A Secret Yearning that comes up in the search results.
The cover looks like this:
|Not as much bare man-chest as I'd like,|
but it'll do.
But I should get to the exercise, shouldn't I? I guess I got a little sidetracked by all of the bodice ripping. Whoops...