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Does Dramatica Support Multiple Protagonists?

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

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Exactly what ARE the Protagonist and Antagonist?

Exactly what ARE the Protagonist and Antagonist?

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Can a protagonist become so angry he threatens the sidekick?

A writer asked me today, “Can a protagonist get so angry he threatens the sidekick?? My response… Sure. Objective characters are defined by how they function, not how they feel about each other. So, the Protagonist (our initiative) will seek … Continue reading

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Fire Your Protagonist!

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

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Your Protagonist is not your Main Character

Just started a new series of Quick Tip videos for writers. Here’s the first one, hot off the press…

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The Structure of Protagonist and Antagonist (video)

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Protagonist Personal

Write Your Novel Step by Step Go to Table of Contents Step 49 Protagonist Personal Characters have dramatic functions, but the reader or audience needs to identify with them as real people. A necessary but difficult task is to intertwine … Continue reading

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Protagonist and Antagonist

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

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Fire Your Protagonist

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

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Archetypes vs. Stereotypes

Archetypes represent human qualities we all share, such as Reason, Emotion, Faith, Skepticism, Conscience, and Temptation.  Stereotypes represent the different kinds of personalities we encounter in life. In story structure, archetypes, by definition, are characters defined by their plot function, … Continue reading

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