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How do I know who’s my protagonist? EARLY in writing process (maybe complicated, maybe not)

How do you know who the protagonist is?

The protagonist is the character who drives the action–the character whose fate matters most. In other words, they are involved in —and often central to—the plot or conflict of the story, but are also usually the emotional heart of the narrative.

How do you know if your plot is too complicated?

9 Examples of Complicated Stories

  1. A Plot in Which the Structural Beats Are All About Different Things.
  2. A Story Featuring Varied Themes That Don’t Support Each Other.
  3. A Setting That Is Scattered or Unfocused.
  4. A Story Featuring Too Many Characters Filling the Same Type of Role.

How do you show that a character is complex?

A complex character has: Conflicting motivations • Multiple roles • Multiple responsibilities • Both strengths and weaknesses Page 4 Motivation What is motivation, exactly? It is what makes people behave the way we do.

How do you know if your character is well developed?

What is a Well-Developed Character? A well-developed character needs a full backstory, personality traits reflective of it, realistic actions and emotions, along with being highly relatable to the average reader and as complex as a real person.

Who should be my protagonist?

Ideally, your protagonist should be the most interesting person in your story. After all, you’ve chosen his story to tell, so there must be a reason why it’s the most interesting possible iteration of your plot events.

What are 3 characteristics of a protagonist?

Characteristics of a Protagonist:

  • Central force.
  • Moves story forward.
  • Actions build the theme.
  • Battles with rival: the antagonist.

What is a complicated plot?

A complex plot, in contrast to a simple plot, includes a reversal of the dramatic situation (peripeteia) and/or recognition (anagnorisis). Complex plots unfold through an internal logic and causality; they are not simply strings of episodes.

How do you start a complicated story?

These techniques will help keep the complex story clear.

  1. Organizing your material.
  2. Write a plan. As you embark on a story that promises to be complicated, write out a plan.
  3. Discuss your plan.
  4. Ask what the story is about.
  5. Focus your reporting.
  6. Count your steps.
  7. Write as you report.
  8. Use spreadsheets.

What makes a plot boring?

Many writers spend too much time developing characters that get killed off early in the story. They also show good luck charms, objects, or places we never see again. These factors, along with an interesting but ultimately irrelevant history, all make appearances in boring stories.

How do you identify the protagonist and antagonist?

A protagonist and antagonist are opposites – antonyms. The protagonists are generally the good guys (even it means that sometimes they are antiheroes) while antagonists are generally the bad guys.

How do you know who the protagonist is how do you know who the antagonist is what attributes do they both have?

The protagonist is the “good guy” main character who drives the story forward, while the antagonist is the “bad guy” main character or force that stands in the way of the protagonist’s goals. The relationship between these two main characters is often what makes a film exciting and suspenseful.

How do you know who the antagonist is?

The antagonist is the person or force that will move your protagonist toward growth and change throughout the story. The antagonist often takes the form of a villain, or someone who directly opposes the main character in many ways.