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Advice for Creating Well-Rounded Antagonists and Protagonists
Characters are an important element of any story. In order to create a dynamic story and avoid cardboard cutout characters, writers need to spend time developing protagonists...
Keys to Creating Compelling Young Adult Characters
“One of the reasons I love writing YA, is teenagers make a lot of bad choices.” Author and writing instructor Christina Hoag enjoys writing novels with teenage protagonists...
Antagonism 101: How to Create Conflict in a Story
Every great protagonist needs an equally great antagonist to struggle against. Without this conflict or opposition, a story will be dull, uninteresting, and unfocused...
Writing Characters that Connect with Your Audience Emotionally
Dan Watanabe, Entertainment Expert and Media Arts Instructor, explains why audiences emotionally connect with courageous characters. Anytime that a writer creates...
How Writers Can Use Flaws to Create Interesting Characters
Characters live in a writer’s head long before they’re set on paper. We build a fondness for them, and this can make it difficult to acknowledge faults. This is especially...
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