Antagonistic Forces–May the force be against you…


Great post on understanding the protagonist.

Writing Wranglers and Warriors

This post by Craig Snider.

In every life, and every human experience, obstacles will stand in the way of happiness and fulfillment. Sometimes, these obstacles take the form of setbacks, failures, and shortcomings. Other times, it may be specific individuals or entities. Regardless of the form they take, antagonists abound. This is never more true than in fiction. The Antagonist is a vital and necessary part of the narrative process. These “bad guys and villains” are the lifeblood of one of the foundations of narration: conflict. As a writer, it is your job to ensure your protagonist has an equally oppositional force standing in his way, blocking his path toward completion of the quest. Let’s take a look at the all-important Antagonist.

First, let’s make sure we understand what an antagonist is before we proceed. Robert Mckee defines it this way:

The Principle of Antagonism:  A protagonist and his story…

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Author of Fearless Fiction, L.Leander is an author, freelancer and songwriter. She says she credits her love of singing to her father, and her artistic talents to her mother, who was a painter. Both loved to read and write poems and short stories. "Nothing makes me as happy as curling up with a good book, or my guitar," Ms. Leander says. INZARED, QUEEN OF THE ELEPHANT RIDERS is the author's first novel. She is currently working on the sequel and a non-fiction series.

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