First time poster, trying to really dive deeply into the story mind theory. I apologize in advance because I may be peppering the community with a lot of questions in the coming weeks. Now, I don't mean to start on a negative note, but the theory book could really stand a re-write or two. Some of the phrasing is just downright confusing.
In the section called "Rules for Building Characters" specifically, I find this quote very difficult to understand:
Wouldn’t a fixed grouping of characteristics prevent a Character from growing?
For the answer, look back at what these characteristics really are. They are the problem-solving processes within the Story Mind seen Objectively. They are Objective Characters. Objectively, characters remain the same; it is Subjectively that they grow as points of view change.
Does this mean that the objective circumstance in which a character operates doesn't change, merely their perspective of it? I find the very notions of "objective" and "subjective" characters to be deeply problematic from an epistemological standpoint. Can anyone provide any clarification as to their thoughts on those terms?