SSP024 Forging Character Arcs

Now, more than ever, character arc is a foundational concept at Sterling and Stone. When Bonnie joined us, she took our story development process and transformed it with her deep understanding and care for a character’s progression through their story. Today, Bonnie joins us again to talk about character arcs.
We Talk About:
The difference between character and character arc.
The connection between backstory and character arc.
Character arcs of side characters.
How a character’s arc sets up the climax.
Pre-planning vs. Revising a character arc.
How a character arc can create reader empathy.
Using Scene-Sequel structures to develop the character arc.

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