Here's how to write books readers love--and yet still hate you for. It's easy. All you have to do is divebomb into anticlimactic endings.
You ready for this? The number one mistake authors make with character arcs is that they try to remake their character into someone new. Find out why!
Picking the character's arc that's perfect for your story requires nothing more than the answers to three questions.
The Resolution caps character arcs like the cherry on top of a banana split and bookends the opening scene.
In character arcs, as in plot, the Climax is the dot on the end of the exclamation point. The Climax is the reason for the story.
If you had pick the single most important moment in characters arcs, what would it be? The Third Plot Point, you say? Well, you'd be right.
As you write your closing lines, consider all the words that have come before and cap them off with an intellectual and emotional home run of a resolution!
The point is to bring the story and its primary conflict to its expected moment of irreversible resolution in a way that fulfills our every promise to our readers.