Monday, June 20, 2011

My ABC's of Writing: Brought to You by the Letter P


We enter our fourth week in my ABC's of Writing Series. We stopped at "O" last week, which means this week begins with "P!"


P is for protagonist. Every story must have a hero. That hero doesn't have to be heroic or even particularly likable, but he or she must carry the story. We have to care about them; their thoughts, feelings, well-being. We have to get into their heads. If the story is a car, they are the driver, weaving their way through traffic and running red lights in a frantic effort to reach their destination.

Make us care about them, and we'll care about your story.

A is for AGENT
B is for BETA READERS
C is for CRITIQUE GROUP
D is for DESCRIPTION
E is for EDITING
F is for FICTION
G is for GENRE
H is for HUMOR
I is for IDEA
J is for JEDI
K is for KEYCARDS
L is for LEGEND
M is for MANUSCRIPT
N is for NOVEL
O is for OUTLINE

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