Downward turning points make failure feel satisfying.
In a truly tragic story, the hero fails because they made the wrong choice.
What if I just take most of my characters and replace them with animal companions?
How to develop the emotional side of your plot.
A storyteller's take on #metoo and cancel culture.
When growth feels forced, it's worse than no arc at all.
Sometimes, we love a villain.
How to create a problem, cause, turning point, and improvement.
The mess that was the final Star Wars film nonetheless offers lessons on villain redeemability.
Sometimes, the reactions we assign to characters in the outline stage don’t feel natural when written out.
Hollywood has made the act of revisiting old fan favorites something of a gimmick.
While it may look different for each of us, living life to the fullest is what we’re all striving to do.
Character arcs come in all shapes and sizes.
Character arcs form the backbone of many a story.