The value of character development

Added by Brian Schwartz about 7 years ago

The characters the author created will evolve into their own identity as the story develops. Thier behavior is defined by the experiences they have. Authors themselves are surprised to discover what these characters want to do in the plot. Often the plot itself will take an unexpected detour due to the interaction of the characters and their unique personalities, values, and personal motivations. Although the writer begins the story (acts as the prompt), it's the development of the characters themselves that make the story believable.