My Latest Super Secrets Article on the Power of Neutral Internal Character Arcs

Super Secrets of Writing and roller coasters

My latest Super Secrets of Writing article is hot off the digital press at DreamForge Magazine of Science and Fantasy Fiction! It’s part of a series where I explore internal character arcs and how you can use them to create award-winning stories. Did you know that some stories don’t require the hero to grow and change? Discover the power of neutral character arcs and why they work with some of your favorite iconic heroes! Free to read by clicking the link! Part of the provisions I create to share knowledge to help writers advance!

Here’s the editor’s comments on the article:


“In this article, Wulf Moon delves into the core of narrative power. Unpacking a concept at the heart of storytelling, this article continues the exploration of the three fundamental character arcs —positive, neutral, and negative— revealing how they shape the emotional rollercoaster that captivates audiences and breathes life into tales across genres.”

https://dreamforge.mywebportal.app/dreamforge/stories/show/wulf-moons-super-secrets-neutral-character-arc-when-nothing-is-everything

Coming Soon! A New Super Secrets of Writing Article!

I hope you’re reading DreamForge Magazine. It’s a wonderful magazine filled with positive speculative fiction stories radiating hope. The editor is also highly focused on helping emerging writers, as am I. So my Super Secrets of Writing articles have been a natural fit with their magazine ever since they invited me to write features for them. In fact, The Illustrated Super Secrets of Writing workbook I produced through my publishing company is based on these articles and the beautiful illustrations they created for them at DreamForge! (Don’t you love the robots in these illustrations? So cute!)

I’ve been doing a series lately on internal character arcs–the emotional transformation a character goes through as they face the external challenges of the plot in the story. But did you know there’s another type of arc where no transformation in the protagonist is necessary? It’s true! You’ll find neutral character arcs in many popular stories, especially detective and spy novels. But even some major literary classics utilize the neutral internal character arc. How do you make this arc work? Isn’t it a rule that a character must change by the end of a story? Well, like they say, every rule is made to be broken!

Read my latest Super Secrets article to add this powerful tool to your writing toolbox. The new issue of DreamForge is planned for publication on March 15th! The illustration above is your teaser of what’s to come. Every issue is free to read online, but if you like their cause, why not subscribe to keep small presses like DreamForge alive? DreamForge is worthy of our support. Below is the link to enjoy the beautiful magazine they produce! And you can catch other Super Secrets of Writing articles there in the back issues! Enjoy!

Read DreamForge by clicking HERE!

A New SUPER SECRETS of Writing Article!

“Internal Character Arc: Why We Hope for Change”

𝐍𝐄𝐖! My latest SUPER SECRETS of Writing article dropped today at DreamForge Magazine! “𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐫𝐜: 𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐖𝐞 𝐇𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞.” FREE to read! Here’s the editor’s comments:

“An insightful article delving into the heart of storytelling— the transformation of characters from within. This piece explores the concept of the internal character arc, highlighting its crucial role in crafting multi-dimensional characters who resonate with readers. By examining the journey characters undergo as they confront and evolve through their internal struggles, the article reveals how these transformations not only drive the narrative but also mirror our own human experiences.”

Hot off the press and you can read it for FREE! 
Click HERE!