Here's what I'm struggling with right now. My character, whom I affectionately refer to as Izzie, has the Gift of Florence. In my universe, almost all humans have a Gift from a Saint that gives them a certain power, but the Gift of Florence is different. It is rare, and widely considered dangerous, as the Gifted is not in control of her gift (it is always a woman) and can be set off by emotion. While happiness in the Gifted may cause everyone around to feel giddy, or butterflies and flowers to spontaneously appear, anger can sometimes kill someone, occasionally the Gifted herself. Izzie has learned to avoid all emotion in order to prevent outbreaks, and she hides her Gift well, allowing others to think that she does not possess a powerful gift or is a late bloomer. However, as my book progresses, she learned to accept her Gift without fear and deal with her emotions in a healthy way, so that her secondary Gift can come forward. My question is, how can I show that evolution? What are some of your suggestions for gracefully, slowly working a character up to their final stage? I think this question might be helpful to others, which is why I didn't post it on the character workshop. Most main characters go through some sort of trial that turns them into the hero or heroine worthy of their task. So, how can I gracefully, without interrupting the flow of the plot, show that my character is growing as a person?