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Does A Story Always Have To Have A Protagonist And An Antagonist

Does A Story Always Have To Have A Protagonist And An Antagonist?

Creating captivating and enticing characters can be one of the most challenging aspects of creative writing. Not only do you have to consider their individual traits, but also their place and purpose in the narrative. Typically, stories within the popular sphere tend to feature a back-and-forth between one or more protagonists and an opposing antagonist. …

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Can A Protagonist Be Evil

Can A Protagonist Be Evil?

The protagonist is usually thought of as the hero of the story. They might have flaws or make poor decisions, but over the course of their journey, they generally right their wrongs and triumph over evil. As readers, we connect with the protagonist’s internal motivations, wants and fears. We understand why they are the way …

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Weekly Writing Prompts: #17

What makes your villain who they are? This week’s writing prompt asks you to delve deeper into those unlikable characters.