Does a hero always have to be likeable and noble? Jon James Miller explores the evolution of a complicated, ever-evolving protagonist.
A professional, WGA Writer bats around the logistical question of the protagonist also being the antagonist in a script. Can a hero also be the villain?
What are your goals is the most important questions a writer can ask. Not just of their protagonist, antagonist and every single one of their supporting characters…but of themselves.
Characters are engines that drive ideas into story. Each of the five major character types plays a specific role in that process. First is THE PROTAGONIST.
The protagonist is really on three journeys: the “A” story — the plot; the “B” story — the relationship; and the “C” story — the internal journey dealing with [a] flaw. These journeys are intertwined and interdependent. Often, a plot point for the A story serves as the same point in the B or...