Character Development by C.S. Boyack

Charles Yallowitz and I are doing a blog exchange today. His post was about character development as a way to keep a lengthy series interesting. My post is how to display the character growth over a stand alone book.

Please visit Charles’ blog and consider following him.

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Today I have a guest post from C.S. Boyack.  Enjoy!

Character growth is something all authors struggle with. I’m not an expert, but I have some seasoning. There are many ways to weave character growth into a story, but I’m going to limit this to what I know. Maybe we can have some good discussions in the comments.

All of my novels are stand alone stories. I don’t have the length of a series to get to the point. The goal is to give the reader a powerful emotional experience through the character’s growth. In a stand alone story this could be an emotional roller coaster.

Keep in mind that emotions aren’t limited to tears and heartbreak. If that’s your thing, go for it. You could be writing about humor, fear, patience, or other emotions.

I’m a believer in showing the…

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5 responses to “Character Development by C.S. Boyack

  1. WOW! I loved that story premise! That was incredibly creative. Stinkhorn and Sir Meatpuppet are definitely names that grab you. LOL! By the way, I love your February wallpaper. 🙂

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  2. Done! Following Charles now, too.

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