The protagonist, or main-
Is your story about a woman who climbs Mount Everest? Then, the woman is your protagonist. Well, actually I shouldn’t say that. Perhaps your protagonist is the sherpa who leads the woman up the mountain. But, then of course, your movie would be about a sherpa who helps a woman climb Mt. Everest…
Your protagonist doesn’t have to be male or female, young or old, human or animal. It can be pretty much anything you can dream of. Your main-
with them and root for them (and, of course, as long as you can give them a quest or goal to shoot for.
Before you even start writing any more than the most basic brush-
You are going to be needing to write dialogue for this character that flows 100% naturally. You need to be able to think like the character. You need to know what makes them tick. You need to know their history. You need to be able to speak convincingly as someone who isn’t you. And, not just one character either!
I’ll go into a lot more detail about the protagonist’s character arc later. But, to summarize, your main-
It’s not until the protagonist overcomes this character-
For instance, if your protagonist is an alcoholic attorney, he won’t be able to win the big case until he goes cold-
If your main-
How many times have you seen a movie where the Dad ignores the son or daughter, always having to work? Then, by the end of the movie, the father will have learned the true meaning of family and love? Well, that’s his character arc.
In The Graduate, the movie starts out with Benjamin being anti-
First he has extra-
How to create a protagonist or main-