40 Days of 3 Questions – Day 15

Welcome to 40 Days of 3 Questions!

For the next few weeks, meet here every morning with a notebook or document to answer three questions about writing, about your status quo as a writer, or about the writing life. You can answer briefly and go about your day, or you can use this as a warm up exercise before your regular writing schedule. Whatever works for you, works for me.

Day 15 Questions 

  1. Does your protagonist have a clear character arc in the story?
  2. What is his/her status quo in the opening?
  3. What is his/her new normal at the end of the story?

You may post answers in comments or keep your thoughts private–your choice!

And here is today’s pretty picture:

Paper mill road park

A character’s journey can lead anywhere. What’s on the other side of the bridge? I didn’t know until I went there.

7 thoughts on “40 Days of 3 Questions – Day 15

  1. Does your protagonist have a clear character arc in the story? Yes

    What is his/her status quo in the opening? He’s doing is job, as always, and beginning to think about a new, more serious relationship for the first time in years.

    What is his/her new normal at the end of the story? He’s had to take some very tough action that may impact this budding relationship and he has to figure out how to make peace with that.

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  2. Ramona, I’m really appreciating your three daily questions. With this one, I crystalized an idea I was toying with for the last few days about my WIP outcome – in a personal way (besides solving the mystery).

    I tried to add this comment to your page, but it won’t accept it.

    Norma Huss

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  3. 1. Does your protagonist have a clear character arc in the story?
    It’s not quite clear yet, but I hope it will be soon.

    2. What is his/her status quo in the opening?
    Her parents arrive for a rare visit and she throws a reception. Someone dies there, of course, and her father is accused, so she gets to work trying to gather info to clear him. So at the beginning, her parents are both wonderful people whom she loves and they can do no wrong, However, she uncovers some shady stuff in her father’s past in the course of trying to clear him and wonders if she knows him at all. Or if she even likes. him.

    3. What is his/her new normal at the end of the story?
    Her new normal, after coming through her doubts, is to accept her parents as imperfect, human people. People with flaws, but people she loves very much. Hey, I think I got it!
    (For some reason, I always have to try this 2 or 3 times before it works.)

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  4. Does your protagonist have a clear character arc in the story? Yes — at least in my plan. I hope it works out the way it is in my mind.
    What is his/her status quo in the opening? Trying to influence or even be in charge of her spouse’s relationship with their youngest son.
    What is his/her new normal at the end of the story? By the end of the story, she has stepped out of the way so they can develop their own relationship.

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