Check out this great post from Rachel Poli on various aspects of crafting your protagonist
Characters are the heart of your story and the protagonist is everything. The protagonist is the one who drives the story forward, who advances and overcomes the plot, who makes your readers fall in love and want more from you and your cast.
But how do you choose the “right” protagonist? How do you decide which character in your mind is capable of playing the lead role and capturing the hearts of your many readers?
Why does your protagonist matter to the story, to the readers, to you?
Who is the protagonist?
The protagonistcan be the hero or main character in your story. They’re the one who’s outcome matters most. There would be no story without them.
How do you choose your protagonist?
Do you have your plot laid out? Okay, now let your characters decide.
You can choose a character to be the center of the story, but the…
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