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Zachary Holbrook

@claire_tucker Pain. Find out what your protagonist wants most and take it from them. Then figure out how this will force them to change and move towards the end of their character arc.

K.M Weiland has some great articles on the midpoint at her website, Helping Writers Become Authors. One of the things she says is that the event right in the middle of your story should be where the protagonist comes face-to-face with himself. He sees himself for what he is truly is and has to decide how to move forward.

How exactly this looks like will depend on what kind of character arc you have– what lies does your character believe at the beginning? How can he reject them and grow towards truth? Or (if you have a negative arc), how can be presented with a chance to embrace the truth, but reject it and descend further into his lies and the consequences thereof?

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