A happy Friday to you all! We’ve made full circle to my normal post day. Feels good. 😉
Today’s Preptober Prompt is How does your antagonist change over the course of the story?
This is a big one. I have yet figure out how to convey this well in my novel 51 (one of the reasons I plan to rewrite and change it). The antagonist, Emmerson, slowly shifts from a kind, charismatic politician (who may have some compromised morals) armed with big ideas on how to help people, to a paranoid control freak who can’t stop obsessing over his one project as it consumes his life. It’s a very slow process but it happens all the same.
With it, he slowly changes the way he relates to people as he becomes more obsessed with his mission and as his position rises, until he’s forgotten what it’s like to have a friend or even just talk to someone.