Category Archives: Character Growth

Using Main Character Resolve

Just because a Main Character ultimately remains steadfast does not mean he never considers changing. Similarly, a Change Main Character does not have to be changing all the time. In fact, that is the conflict with which he is constantly … Continue reading

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Dramatica Class: Character Growth – Start or Stop?

The following is excerpted from an online class on story structure presented by co-creator of the Dramatica theory of story, Melanie Anne Phillips, signed on as Dramatica: Dramatica : Question 2: about the Main character: Direction…. Start or Stop? This … Continue reading

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Leap of Faith or Creep of Faith?

The “leap of faith” story is not the only kind that occurs. Equally reflective of our own mind’s processes is the slow change story where the Main Character gradually shifts his perspective until, by the end of the story, he … Continue reading

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Main Character Growth -Start or Stop?

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Your Main Character’s Resolve – Change or Steadfast?

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Character Arc 101

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Does Your Main Character Grow by Starting Something or Stopping Something?

The following  excerpt is taken from  the Dramatica Class Transcripts: Dramatica : Question 2: about the Main character: Direction…. Start or Stop? This question means something different depending upon whether you answered change or steadfast. For a change Main Character, the … Continue reading

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Does Your Main Character Change or Remain Steadfast?

The following  excerpt is taken from  the Dramatica Class Transcripts: Dramatica : Question one: Main Character Resolve. At the end of your story, has your Main Character changed or remained steadfast? Change or Steadfast is the question. Now some stories have … Continue reading

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Main Character Growth – Start or Stop?

The 12 Essential QuestionsEvery Writer Should Answer 2. Main Character Growth: Stop or Start? Over the course of your story, the Main Character will either grow out of something or grow into something. Authors show their audiences how to view … Continue reading

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Character Arc 101

Does your Main Character Change or Remain Steadfast? A lot of writers think a character must Change in order to grow. This is simply not true. Characters can also grow in their Resolve. In that case, they Remain Steadfast as … Continue reading

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