- Write on a 3x5 card the emotional or mental starting place of the main character. Note the scene/dialog/action that demonstrates the character’s mindset.
- On the next 3x5 card, write the main character’s first emotional shift and the evidence for it.
- Continue with 3x5 cards to document how the character changes as the novel progresses.
- Repeat with all the main characters and some of the minor ones.
If you can’t do this, the novel needs some rethinking.
I plan to try this later in the week, complete with color-coding by character.