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Protagonist & Antagonist – Who ARE These Guys?

The protagonist and antagonist may not be who you think they are.  For one thing, a protagonist is not necessarily the hero of a story.  Structurally speaking, the protagonist is the one who shakes up the status quo – that’s … Continue reading

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Fire Your Protagonist

Many authors start with a Protagonist and then build a cast of characters around him or her. But as a story develops, it may turn out that one of the other characters becomes more suited for that role. Sticking with … Continue reading

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The Structure of Protagonist and Antagonist (video)

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Protagonist Personal

Write Your Novel Step by Step Go to Table of Contents Step 49 Protagonist Personal Characters have dramatic functions, but the reader or audience needs to identify with them as real people.  A necessary but difficult task is to intertwine … Continue reading

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Identifying Your Antagonist

Write Your Novel Step by Step Go to Table of Contents Step 48 Identifying Your Antagonist While the protagonist attempts to accomplish the goal, the antagonist seeks to thwart that effort, either preventing the achievement or by achieving it himself. … Continue reading

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Protagonist and Antagonist

Protagonist drives the plot forward. Antagonist tries to stop him. Now before we get into more detail, the Protagonist is not a Hero or even the Main Character.  And the Antagonist is not a Villain or the Influence Character who … Continue reading

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Protagonist & Antagonist

Protagonist drives the plot forward. Antagonist tries to stop him. The Protagonist is the Prime Mover of the effort to achieve the Story’s Goal. The Antagonist is the Chief Obstacle to that effort. In a sense, Protagonist is the irresistible … Continue reading

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