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Protagonist drives the plot forward. Antagonist tries to stop him. The Protagonist is the Prime Mover of the effort to achieve the Story’s Goal. The Antagonist is the Chief Obstacle to that effort. In a sense, Protagonist is the irresistible … Continue reading
Many authors start with a Protagonist and then build a cast of characters around him or her. But as a story develops, it may turn out that one of the other characters becomes more suited for that role. Sticking with … Continue reading
A writer recently asked: I write Western genre screenplays. And I love to use Dramatica Pro. In Western Genre sometime I will run into more than one protagonist more than one antagonist . I name my antagonist in Dramatica Pro … Continue reading
Protagonist tries to achieve the goal. Antagonist tries to stop him. That’s the simple answer, and it is true enough. But there is a lot more to know about these two essential characters, and the more you learn, the more … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips For just about any story you read, you get a sense of who it revolves around – who is it really about? Who is the character whose shoes we stand in, through whose eyes and heart … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips Some years ago, I wrote the following article describing the differences between the protagonist and antagonist archetypes. Pretty good stuff – BUT… Like any reasonably good teacher, I keep on learning – maybe not so much … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips The Protagonist is one of the most misunderstood characters in a story’s structure. It is often assumed that this character is a typical “Hero” who is a good guy, the central character in the story, and … Continue reading
By Melanie Anne Phillips The protagonist and antagonist may not be who you think they are. For one thing, a protagonist is not necessarily the hero of a story. Structurally speaking, the protagonist is the one who shakes up the … Continue reading
A writer recently asked, do the Dramatica software and theory support multiple protagonists (several people trying to achieve the goal for themselves)? First, the short answer is yes, Dramatica supports that. But there’s more. Here’s the long answer (bear with … Continue reading
Exactly what ARE the Protagonist and Antagonist?