Dear Protagonist Whose Character Arc Is Shifting in Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Ways,
You may have noticed the stakes have risen a bit since the last draft.
(listens to crickets)
So, has it occurred to you this might mean you need a better plan for meeting them?
Dear Ordinary and Very Human Tertiary Characters,
I’m sorry. But I’m going to have to stop referring to you as “the javelinas.”
Because you’re not anymore.
No, truly. You’re not.
Also, your plan? Not any better than Protagonist’s, really.