Introduction to Character Arcs

 

What is the Character Arcs View?

Campfire’s Character Arcs view allows you to specify in more detail how a character is changed by the various events in your Story. You can create character traits and mark how they ebb and flow over the course of the narrative, and even export a graph showing these changes. You can fill in emotional and physical changes for each character-scene combination. Finally, you can add custom panels to fit anything else you might want to store in this section!

Navigating The Character Arcs View

In the sidebar, you’ll see a list of all characters in your Story, in the same order and grouping as in the sidebar of the Characters View. Click on a character to view that character’s arc. Once you do this, you’ll see a timeline of story events at the top of the window. This is the full list of events that the selected character plays a role in. Click on one of the events to start filling in how that event played a role in the character’s arc.

Next, you’ll want to read about Working With Panels.