by Kathy Edens Aug 09, 2018
People change. Who you were as a young teenager is hopefully different from your adult self. Perhaps you changed and grew into a more mature, self-confident, and accomplished person thanks to your experiences in life. Or maybe you went through a nasty divorce and now can’t trust anyone. And think about the physical changes you’ve gone through since childhood.
So it’s safe to say most people change. In real life, they often change for reasons we don’t fully understand. Seriously, how well do you know someone?
It’s the inexplicable nature of change that makes us fear it. That’s why a good story will explain character transformation in ways readers understand it. Let’s look at three ways to handle character transformation.
1) Your protagonist doesn’t really change. See More . . .