Storytelling Musings: The Redemption Arc

A very controversial character development depending on the character in question. A character who was misled into doing something evil? Potentially redeemable. A character who gleefully commits murder and doesn’t come off as remorseful? Probably not. There’s a lot of nuance in the idea of redeeming a character. Can it be done well? Absolutely! There … Continue reading Storytelling Musings: The Redemption Arc

Book Review: Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen

A story referencing meddlesome Gods and deep fantasy elements, I picked up Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen with excitement. While it isn’t exactly what I expected I did enjoy it for what it was, a story of ultimatums and tough choices with interesting characters and a fascinating world. Character Development 10/10 There’s a great … Continue reading Book Review: Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen

The Therapeutic Effect of Character Development

Character struggles, both internal and external, are crucial to character development and essential for a good story. External struggles can be rather grandiose and hard to relate to especially in fantasy and science fiction novels. Though that’s not to say it’s impossible. A lot of difficulties characters face can be smaller scale and more personal … Continue reading The Therapeutic Effect of Character Development