The Four Types of Character Arcs

An arc gives a character dimension and texture. Here are four types to bring your character to life. What is a character arc and why is it important? Think about yourself. You aren’t the same person you’ve always been in every way. At some point, you were one person then experienced something (went to college, […]

WRITERS: What If Your Character’s Arc Doesn’t Follow the Hero’s Journey?

Keeping in the spirit of character development, let’s talk character arcs. What is a character arc and why is it important? An arc gives a character dimension and texture. It makes them real. Think about yourself. You aren’t the same person you’ve always been in every way. At some point, you were one person then […]

“On Writing”: Life’s Manual

Today, my daughter comes to me and says she needs to use some quotes from a non-fiction book for a paper due tomorrow. Immediately I said, “On Writing.” This was met with a skeptical look because, well, she’s fifteen. And I’m stupid. “Mom, I’m not a writer.” “Stephen King wrote it, give it a try.” […]