[PLEASE NOTE: This is the draft version I wrote yesterday and it’s somewhat incomplete. I apologize for that, but I want to get this posted before my monitor goes out again.]
Please don’t shoot me for the title. I used that to get your mind into thinking about how we develop characters. As an editor I normally have to evaluate the character development in stories as well as the overall plot.
Harry Potter isn’t what you’d call the strongest protagonist ever, even though he comes through at the end to be the winner. Superman is ultra powerful yet Clark Kent is a wishy-washy nothing. Peter Parker is nothing but a nice guy but Spiderman is everything many people want to be.
By now you should know me well enough that you know where I’m going with this week’s challenge.
This Week’s Challenge:
Describe your two main characters: the protagonist and the antagonist. For each one, describe their strengths and their weaknesses. Don’t concentrate on the physical things, talk about the emotional things that make them either weak or strong. This doesn’t lend itself to an essay but, if you’re up for it, I’d enjoy reading it. Prose or poetry, let me get to know your two main characters.
If you haven’t started your novel, now’s the time to develop your characters.
Think about Wonder Woman, but without any powers at all.
Watch Out For:
Didn’t have time to include anything.
It was very cool to see how many people came up with some kind of instructions. Again, I apologize because I know I’m going to miss some, but I have to get this posted before I lose the monitor again. I’ll make it up to you next week.
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Challenge: Write about your two main characters: the protagonist and the antagonist. For each one, describe their strengths and their weaknesses. Don’t concentrate on the physical things, talk about the emotional things that make them either weak or strong. This doesn’t lend itself to an essay but, if you’re up for it, I’d enjoy reading it. Prose, poetry, let me get to know your two main characters.
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