Character arcs are tricky. For me, at least. I judge people by the moment. If they were great and aren’t now, then they aren’t great to me. I don’t keep a record of rights or wrongs. But I believe that arcs, that the change from one kind of person into another, are what make stories about them interesting.

I didn’t write my idea down like I told myself to. I remember who this character became, but not who she used to be. That’s madly disappointing. Maybe this is why I get sick of my stories before I write them down.



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