Understanding the Protagonist

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Today is going to be a mix of post-event-crazy-busy and last-day-at-the-company-crazy-busy so I’m afraid I don’t have time to put a post together that would be interesting or even necessarily coherent. Since I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to share Kristen Lamb’s thoughts on antagonists with you for a while, though, it works out quite nicely. Read and enjoy!

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Today I wanted to take some time to talk about the antagonist. Why? Well, not only is the antagonist THE most important character, but he is the most misunderstood as well. In fact, that is part of the reason I am teaching a class about understanding the antagonist at the DFW Writers Workshop Conference this next month. I hope you guys will sign up ASAP. This conference has a history of selling out. It is a FABULOUS conference and the keynote this year is a dear friend of mine, NYTBSA James Rollins. Not only is Jim an amazing author, but he is probably one of the finest people I’ve ever met.

But back to the antagonist…

Whenever I blog about the antagonist, I generally get one of the following:

“Well, my character is the antagonist. She is her own worst enemy.”

“What if my antagonist is nature?”

“But my antagonist…

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