3 Trait Character Arc
Updated: Jan 4, 2019
Crafting the Inner Story by discovering and challenging your character's flaws.
It’s integral to develop flaws for our characters. If we want readers to relate to our stories, we must craft a journey not only for our characters to experience, but for our reader to experience as well.
This journey is called the internal struggle, the sequel, or the “B” story and is all about those pesky flaws which inhibit our characters from achieving their goals.
Discovering and challenging our protagonist’s flaws is the key to writing transcendent stories.
As authors, not only can we write characters who overcome their flaws, but we have the potential to help real readers overcome their own flaws as well.