The Hero Of The Story – Understanding Antagonists


One of the problems with plotting…

Many beginner writers struggle with plotting. This is often because they don’t have an antagonist. In Writers Write we teach that the antagonist is not necessarily a bad person. The antagonist is the character whose story goal is the opposite of the protagonist’s story goal.

Protagonist vs Antagonist

This diagram illustrates this perfectly. Each of these characters is the hero of his or her own story. Without an antagonist your hero will wallow in his or her thoughts for 80 00 words.

Read this post for more: 10 Essential Tips for Writing Antagonists

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by Amanda Patterson

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  1. dhun machaya

    brilliant an generous advice, Amanda!! will thank you in my dedication page of my soon-to-be-published novel! regards, Dhun.

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