7 WAYS TO WRITE AN IMPERFECT PROTAGONIST PERFECTLY

Welcome to Writing Tip Wednesdays, where I post (you guessed it) tips on writing every other Wednesday at 5:00 PM ET. This week’s topic:

THE 7 WAYS TO WRITE AN IMPERFECT PROTAGONIST PERFECTLY

Every story has its central character the entire story revolves around- this character is your protagonist. They are the most importance character in the entire story, and likely the one you spend the most time crafting and creating before writing the actual story.

But what are the elements that make up a successful protagonist? And, of course, by “successful,” I mean one that audiences will want to read.

Girl from Pride and Prejudice movie walking and reading book while smiling and turning page

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HOW TO WRITE FLAWED HEROES

Welcome to Writing Tip Wednesdays, where I post (you guessed it) tips on writing every Wednesday at 5:00 PM ET. This week’s topic:

HOW TO WRITE FLAWED HEROES

Evening, everyone! This week we are talking about something really awesome and potentially contradictory: flawed heroes!

We all know that your main character/protagonist/hero should have at least one or two character flaws. Maybe your character drinks a lot, or maybe they’re as greedy as Mr. Krabs despite having a heart of gold. (See what I did there?)

Mr. Krabs from Spongebob diving into pile of money

But why is it so important that your main character be flawed? Shouldn’t we leave all of the hyperbolic flaws to the villain?

Well, maybe not. I’d argue that it’s often times more important that your hero is flawed, which is why this week we’re going to look at something I don’t usually talk about or encourage: Continue reading