Monday, June 17, 2024
Author Tips

Tips for writing a strong protagonist

The contention between a hero and an enemy—a story’s two most basic characters—is a deep rooted narrating saying. Scholars of movies, plays, and artistic works have a long history of utilizing the strain made by the hero and enemy contending with one another toward clashing objectives to drive a story forward, advancing and building up the definition and attributes of the two kinds of characters.

While screenwriting, playwriting, or novel-composing, there are various things you should remember whether you’re endeavoring to compose a solid hero:

Evade absolutes. At the point when heroes are either very good characters, or amazingly improper characters, it may be difficult for perusers to identify with them. Permit your heroes a blend of characteristics so as to cause them to feel more human. All things considered, there is a touch of both in each one of us.

Try not to make your hero excessively amazing or excessively feeble. An almighty hero can frequently leave readers feeling that the stakes of the story’s focal clash aren’t sufficiently high—as such, the hero isn’t gambling anything and has nothing to lose. On the off chance that the story has no stakes, it isn’t too fascinating to peruse. Then again, a hero that is too feeble or powerless may leave readers feeling baffled.

Jay Hogarth

Jay Hogarth is ARPress' resident content manager, responsible for all public-facing information posted on this blog and on the main site.

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