This is such an interesting and informative article from Amanda Bennett, I just had to share it!
In deciding to write a novel, I have taken on the monumental task of creating characters. Of course, when I first made this decision, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Whooo-Boy!
In previous posts I discussed creating personalities and senses of humor for characters, and that was hard enough, but it turns out that writing a compelling story is about more than a collection of interesting personalities interacting with each other. In my latest journey down the rabbit hole, I discovered that what makes a story truly engaging is having at least one character (usually the protagonist) undergo an internal change—known as the character arc.
In fact, according to many writing advice bloggers, YouTubers and authors, the internal arc is the whole point.
But in order to necessitate a change, there must be a reason why the character needs to change, which means there must be…
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