When you arc a character, you take them from one mental state to another, and you let your audience in on that journey. This could be from weak to strong, angry to happy, or enemies to lovers. It allows your characters to grow and change through your story which makes them more interesting and relatable. In this post, I’ll be looking specifically at how to write a redemption arc.
Keeping your audience caring about this story, these characters, is essential. It means they’ll finish this story, then trust you enough to come back for more.
To keep your audience caring about your Protagonist, the temptation will be to make them morally pure. I’ll be talking you through moral purity, and alternatives that might work better.
Dystopian fiction deals with a future where the world has been changed, and not for the better. They are entertaining because they’re high drama, and they’re important because they can teach us something important about our humanity. Dystopia takes away the freedoms of the people, in a variety of different ways, and then explores the consequences.
The Protagonist of your story is the main character. It’s the person you will spend the most time with, the person who’s story you’re following. When you set out to write their story, you need to ask yourself why. Why this character, why now? If you don’t have an answer to those questions, your Protagonist won’t really matter, so your story won’t really matter either.