Don’t Forget to Let Your Characters Grow

Have any of you ever considered giving your characters a birthday? It doesn’t have to be a specific date, but letting your characters grow and change will make them feel much more realistic!

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I know, I know, this isn’t really a writing post. But hey, today’s my birthday, and with school and events happening, there’s no way I’ve been able to properly create/edit a good quality, long, writing post.

But today, on the subject of birthdays, I thought about all the books I’ve ever read, and asked myself which ones actually mentioned the characters having birthdays, or just aging in particular. I could only come up with two series: Keeper of the Lost Cities and Harry Potter.

I tried to think of some of my other favorite books, and I realized that, other than Keeper of the Lost Cities and Harry Potter, I couldn’t think of any book that particularly mentioned the characters growing up.

So I quickly wanted to mention in this short post today, that, along with your story, remember to let your characters grow externally and internally.

Externally: They might grow taller, look a bit different, etc.

Internally: They might change as a person, and see the world from a different view.

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You’re characters can’t stay the same age forever! Remember to let them grow, and change, and they’ll feel more life-like and realistic than ever!


When’s your birthday?

Have you read any books that mention a character’s birthday, or the characters aging? 

And can you think of different ways to let your character grow?


I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment down below.

Thanks for reading!





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