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Two of my main characters in my YA Fantasy undergo serious changes along the course of my story. I'm wondering if the changes are too drastic. The first character, Sasha, goes from being a realitively ordianry girl, to turning borderline evil, breaking the love of her life's heart on purpose and going from Protagonist to Antagonist. My other character, Emily, goes from ditzy teen dream to serious warrior. Should I make the changes more subtle or keep them as they are?

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Hello Lucy,

Make sure that you show tendencies in their early personalities, along the lines on which they develop.  The ordinary girl has to have the budding of evil in her because people normally do not change that drastically. For the ditzy teen, she must show some early guts and courage or it would not make sense for her to become a warrior.  

Happy writing,

Dorothy

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Dorothy K Morris

Expertise

I can answer questions about writing fiction, creating characters and re-writing. I cannot answer homework questions.

Experience

I am a published author of nine novels in The Mockingbird Hill Series.

Organizations
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR

Publications
NOVELS in the MOCKINGBIRD HILL SERIES: SECRET SINS OF THE MOTHERS, COYOTES OF CREEK CROSSING, THE EIGHTH EVIL, THE TIME IN BETWEEN, DIRTY RICE, TALLY'S NOOK, FROM THE FAR PLACES, NATURE OF THE BEAST, (THE RANKS OF THE INSANE (to come out summer 2016))

Education/Credentials
Studied writing at at American University in DC

Awards and Honors
Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in The World, Who's Who in America.

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