You might think that this quote is stating the obvious,
especially when you look at the consistency of character
in one book.
But what about a series?
Characters are supposed to change:
but gradually (most of the time).
But what about when you suddenly take your series back to a time
before your main characters were born?
What if you’re choosing to look at their ancestors
and a terrible societal event
that become the catalyst for the first two books in your series?
When the characters are suddenly different
how are you supposed to stay true to them?
Does TRUTH then move
from the character to the world in which they live? thrive? die?
What if this world is days away from
the New Renaissance that happens and these new characters
are trapped in the old ways
because of a choice they made?
How then do you stay true to your series?
What if it’s a sci-fi series
that takes place on another planet at a time when life is less advanced than we are now?
The struggle for truth is not always easy.
Have you faced a struggle for truth in the characters or world of your own writing?