Explain character dynamics without giving away too much backstory?

Asked by: Carol Waters

What does dynamics between characters mean?

(If we were talking computer talk, we’d say that inside this program that term is “reserved.”) In talk about literature, the term “dynamic character” means simply a character who undergoes some important change in the course of the story.

How do you write dynamics between characters?

Catalytic, Not Catatonic: 5 Steps to Writing Dynamic Characters

  1. Make Your Character Knock Down the First Domino. …
  2. Knock Your Character Down, Then Make Him Choose Again. …
  3. Make Your Character Culpable. …
  4. Let Your Character Make Both Good and Bad Choices. …
  5. Allow Your Character to Take Responsibility as Part of His Journey.

What are the 4 types of characters?

One way to classify characters is by examining how they change (or don’t change) over the course of a story. Grouped in this way by character development, character types include the dynamic character, the round character, the static character, the stock character, and the symbolic character.

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