Contributed By Glen Berry
Create "Real" Characters
Find your character's motivation
Character Arc is the heart of the story
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Real characters have flaws and are rich in detail. Do your research and background work to discover the true nature of your character.
Knowing what drives your protagonist forward is the key to understanding what your story is about and how it will develop.
The transformation of the character over time is what we preoccupied with, how our characters overcome obstacles and deal with the aftermath reveals things about them and ourselves.