Your Protagonist is the main character of your story and it’s them who you follow on their story journey. A well written friend for your Protagonist can enhance both your character and the story itself. I’ll be exploring different examples of well written story friendships and how you can recreate that effect in your own writing.
Unresolved sexual tension means the chemistry between two characters that shows they are attracted to one another, but they don’t act on. They might choose not to act on it because of a friendship, loyalties to others, or because they work together.
Your characters will all have different qualities. You need to give your characters distinct personalities to ensure they are clean and interesting. If all your characters blur into one, they will be boring. You need to give some characters positive traits, and others need to be more negative. However, there are going to be certain qualities that are useful in both the Protagonist and Antagonist of your story. I’ll be exploring the use of perseverance as a character trait.
When you arc a character, you take them from one mental state to another, and you let your audience in on that journey. This could be from weak to strong, angry to happy, or enemies to lovers. It allows your characters to grow and change through your story which makes them more interesting and relatable. In this post, I’ll be looking specifically at how to write a redemption arc.
A vulnerability is a weakness or fear that impacts your personality and behaviour. Character vulnerabilities can be used in a number of ways. I’ll explore how to write them and different ways to use them in your story.
Your characters need to represent a real to life experience of being around people. Characters that read as artificial will stop your audience from connecting with them. If they can’t connect with them, they’ll care less about the story they’re on and be less willing to finish your book or film. A really good way of making sure your characters feel real to your readers is to give the personality quirks.
Characterisation is one of the most important keys to hooking your audience. If your characters are flat or don’t feel real, your story will feel flat and unreal. I’ll be writing about how to use emotional bruises to shape characters in a way that keeps them feeling real and captivating for your audience.
When you first start writing your story, you’ll probably go in knowing who your Protagonist is. Your protagonist is the main character and it’s their story you’re telling, so that makes sense. However, unless you’re telling a one person story, you’ll need other characters. For some people they need to plot and plan all their characters in advance. But, if you’re more like me, you’ll want to develop your characters as your story unfolds. I’ll teach you how.
The characters of your story are the main draw for your audience. Your plot and world can be fascinating, but if the characters are flat, the story will feel flat. Characters who feel alive make your story feel real, and that makes it more exciting for your audience.
Whilst most stories focus on one protagonist, a protagonist partnership can work really well for others. I’ll explore what a protagonist partnership is, what it …