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By Melanie Anne Phillips
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~ Step 77 ~

Structural Roles

Previously you have chosen archetypes (structural roles) for your characters.  Now you need to describe how the audience will be shown which role each character fulfills.  Again, use specific examples, scenes or dialogue.

The best way to do this, of course, is to build those examples around other story points.  Show how each character's role determines how they respond to and are affected by other story points you have developed.  This will help integrate the actions of your characters into the overall unfolding of your story.

You task in this step is to describe how you will reveal to your readers the structural roles of each of your characters.