How the Antagonist Affects Character Arc - Helping Writers Become Authors

How the Antagonist Affects Character Arc - Helping Writers Become Authors - the antagonist needs to affect both the story's outer (physical) conflict and the protagonist's inner (spiritual) journey

"My--my hands?" the protagonist breathed, shaking now, wishing they had the strength to wrench them out of the antagonist's gentle grip. "Mm," the antagonist nodded once, kissing the protagonist's bruised, bleeding knuckles one by one. "Do it," the antagonist growled suddenly, squeezing the protagonist's already throbbing hand. "Please!" the protagonist gasped, pressing their back against the wall in a desperate attempt to get away from the antagonist. "Please what?" the antagonist smirked.

"My--my hands?" the protagonist breathed, shaking now, wishing they had the strength to wrench them out of the antagonist's gentle grip. "Mm," the antagonist nodded once, kissing the protagonist's bruised, bleeding knuckles one by one. "Do it," the antagonist growled suddenly, squeezing the protagonist's already throbbing hand. "Please!" the protagonist gasped, pressing their back against the wall in a desperate attempt to get away from the antagonist. "Please what?" the antagonist smirked.

What’s a Contagonist? (How to Keep Story Conflict High Without the Antagonist) Explains what a contagonist is and how you can use this important character to augment and contrast your antagonist.

What’s a Contagonist? (How to Keep Story Conflict High Without the Antagonist) - Helping Writers Become Authors

The Other Side of the Story: I'm Not Evil: Writing From the Antagonist's Point of View

Fiction University: I'm Not Evil: Writing From the Antagonist's Point of Traits of a Strong Antagonist By Janice Hardy

Antagonists are tricky. Too little work, and the antagonist comes across flat. A flat antagonist is easy and boring, because he or she won’t push the protagonist hard enough. We all know the saying: Every villain is his own hero. Use these questions to uncover hidden backstory, depth, and softness in your antagonist.

50 Questions to Ask Your Antagonist

Reference - Every villain is his own hero. Use these questions to uncover hidden backstory, depth, and softness in your antagonist.

4 Essential Principles for Creating the Ultimate Antagonist

Cooking Up an Antagonist? Here Are 4 Main Ingredients You Should Include

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So very true. The protagonist doesn't have to be important on his own, but the antagonist does.

Nora can be considered her own antagonist because she flirts with Dr. Rank and tells Mrs. Linde about the forged signature.

Plotting - 10 Basic Dos and Don’ts

Plotting - 10 Basic Dos and Don’ts - Writers Write. *Solid advice, but nothing here for an experienced writer.

The big conflict? They only grant wishes to certain types of people. The antagonist is an ex-operative of the organization who  believes that all wishes should be granted, even bad ones. Plot twist: the agency is formed from children's imaginary friends when the child grows up and no longer needs them. Cliche plot twist: the antagonist is the protagonist's childhood friend.

The big conflict? They only grant wishes to certain types of people. The antagonist is an ex-operative of the organization who believes that all wishes should be granted, even bad ones. Plot twist: the agency is formed from children's imaginary friends w

Gods Goddesses Legends Myths:  The Erlking (German: Erlkönig, "Alder King") is depicted in a number of German poems and ballads as a malevolent creature who haunts forests and carries off travelers to their deaths. The name may be an 18th-century mistranslation of the original Danish word elverkonge, "elf-king." The character is most famous as the antagonist in Goethe's poem "Der Erlkönig." In its original form in Scandinavian folklore, the character was a female #spirit.

Gods Goddesses Legends Myths: The Erlking (German: Erlkönig, "Alder King") is…

Grow Up Already: Creating Character Arcs

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