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  • Character Transformation Challenge

    Posted by Lora on October 19, 2023 at 6:39 PM


    Are your characters evolving and growing within your stories? Character development is a crucial aspect of engaging storytelling. In this challenge, we encourage you to take your characters on a transformational journey. Whether it’s a subtle change in perspective or a dramatic personality shift, let’s explore how well you can craft dynamic characters. Share your progress, seek feedback, and support your fellow writers in their character development endeavors.


    1. Select a character from your current work-in-progress or create a new one.
    2. Outline the character’s starting point, personality, and arc you want to explore.
    3. Over the next few weeks, work on developing this character’s transformation.
    4. Share your progress, challenges, and any tips or techniques you find effective in the forum.
    5. Feel free to seek feedback and engage in discussions with others participating in the challenge.


    Questions to Consider:

    • What motivates the character’s transformation?
    • How does the transformation impact the character’s relationships and the overall plot?
    • Are there any books or examples of character transformations that inspire your work?
    • What challenges have you faced in writing a compelling character arc, and how did you overcome them?

    We look forward to reading your character transformation stories and discussing the journey of character development with fellow LAIPA writers.

    Happy writing!

    Karin replied 3 weeks, 5 days ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Karin

    November 2, 2023 at 8:56 PM

    My characters usually change and grow. They are people with challenges and shortcomings. In this case, I’ll bring Gaia into the conversation. In the earlier books of the Quade series she’s the matriarch and a side character, but in the 4th book, Yesterday, she’s the star, along with her future husband Harry.

    So far her talent for talking to restless spirits has developed steadily from when we first meet her as a child who draws the faces of the dead when she is in trance. However, her artistic talent only manifests when she is having a vision or in an altered state talking to them directly. She’s restless, and from early on expresses her desire to travel, to get away from her village in Ireland. At the moment she’s disappeared into the fairy realm to help Price Oberon find his missing Aunt.

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