What Is The Character Arc In A Novel?

Like the Story Arc, the Character Arc is an evolution, with a stated beginning and an end that coincides with the story ending to provide a satisfactory conclusion for the reader. In all my research about writing, I don’t have a satisfying reason why this character change process should be called an ‘Arc’. When considering the Story Arc, the Rising Action phase is often represented as an uphill slope, or rounded arc. I can see this, but it’s not clear why the Character Arc should be depicted in this way. The simplest way to define it is by saying it […]