Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist Pt 4

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist

Xlibris Publishing concludes with part 4 of Writing Your Protagonist.   Motivations One of the most important questions you will have to ask yourself as you write, ‘what motivates your protagonist?’ The backbone of any character, especially your protagonist, is motivation. A poor motivation, one that is shallow or hard for readers to empathize, can […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist Pt 3

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist

Xlibris Publishing continues with part 3 of Writing Your Protagonist.     Compelling Of the many suggestions this series of entries, this is perhaps the most open to subjectivity and interpretation: Make your protagonist interesting. Something about the protagonist has too hook readers early in your story, has to make a reader interested enough in […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist Pt 2

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist

Xlibris Publishing returns with part 2 of Writing Your Protagonist.   Show, Don’t Tell This piece of advice comes in two parts. First, do not reveal everything about your protagonist in the beginning or early parts of your story. If the reader knows all there is to know about your protagonist, if there is not […]

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Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist

by Maricel Alcantara

 
Xlibris Writing Tips| Writing Your Protagonist

One of the most central aspects of any story, no matter the genre or setting, is the protagonist. It is the protagonist’s journey that readers follow, wherever it may lead them. It is often the protagonist in whom the reader becomes invested and thus keeps reading… or not invested and thus puts the book down. […]

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