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**this blog is based on information I gleaned from ‘Creating Character Arcs’ by K.M. Weiland – one of my favorite resources.
What Is A Character Arc?
When you boil it all down to one single definition, a Character Arc is the structure of your character as they move through your storyline.
Your protagonist will start out ONE WAY.
They will learn some lessons throughout the storyline.
The protagonist ends in a better place – or it could be worse.
But before you start patting yourself on the back, you need to understand a few more things.
There is a strong link between Character Arcs and Story Structure. (This is when you ask yourself – is my story character driven? The answer is YES most of the time.)
According to K.M. Weiland, there is a connection between story structure, plot, and character development. Over the next few weeks, we will look at this connection to help ALL of us understand this connection and utilize it for better stories and novels.