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Oct
16

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 16

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 16 Day 16: What character traits or talents will help your protagonist achieve their goals? Your Protagonist. You know what your main character wants, now ask yourself what are the character’s strengths—the positive modifiers to their skill checks/dice rolls, if you will: What skills does the protagonist have in their arsenal that will help them accomplish their goal? Consider physical as well as...
Oct
9

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 9

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 9 Day 9: Who, if anyone, is opposing your protagonist? Your Protagonist. Although it’s common for the protagonist to hate the antagonist, this doesn’t always have to be the case. The antagonist is merely the person or thing whose desires conflict with the protagonist’s. The antagonist might even want the same thing as the protagonist, but how they go about getting it is different or...
Oct
8

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 8

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 8 Day 8: What does your protagonist hate most and why? Your Protagonist. You’ve figured out what your protagonist wants, but consider also the flipside: What don’t they want? What do they hate with every fiber of their being? Why? What made them feel that way? What form does that hatred take on a day-to-day basis? Does it make the protagonist change how they act? What would have to happen for...
Oct
6

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 6

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 6 Day 6: What does your protagonist want most in the world, and why? Your Protagonist. Your protagonist’s goal is the most important element of their character. It’s what the story is going to be fundamentally about: your audience is going to be primarily concerned with whether or not the protagonist succeeds or fails—whether they get what they wanted or get something else (perhaps what they...
Oct
5

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 5

31 Days of NaNoPrepMo: Day 5 Day 5: Who is your protagonist? Your Protagonist. While you were coming up your premise, theme, and genre, it’s likely you started to think about the main character in your story, your protagonist. If you’re not sure who it should be yet, ask yourself what kind of person would be the most affected or changed by the idea at the heart of your premise. Who would you play as if you were going to...

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