Monday, April 1, 2013

A is for Antagonist


What have I learned from writing my second full length YA novel?
I have learned I need to have an antagonist.
Really I wrote an novel with no clue who the murder was.  I kind of hoped the person would jump out and scream I DID IT! Nope, no luck.
As a writer we need to know who the antagonist of our novels are. They can stay hidden from the reader like the notorious A in Pretty Little Liars.




Is Mona the Antagonist?

Does her desires and wants conflict with the liars?

The protagonist's and the antagonist's desires have to cause conflict for the plot to move forward and the story to avoid being boring.









8 comments:

  1. Welcome to the challenge! Antagonists/villains are my fave! Especially when you make them human, realistic, likeable even.

    Happy blogging!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and becoming a follower of my blog. I need to work on the making my villains more human like and likeable lol.

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  2. Oh yes! The more antagonizing the antagonist, the better. Here's to the Iago's of the world. Here's to some good writing on your part.

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  3. Just wanted to say hi I'm also do the A to Z, looking forward to reading more. I also like a good antagonist, they're always more exciting.

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    1. well I think I'm taking this challenge to learn more about how to create a "good" antagonist.

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  4. With so many entries this year it was difficult to know where to begin. I chose yours because Antagonist was very nearly my choice for A (I went for Anathema in the end). There were no shortage of antagonists in my book including the main character. Is it possible to have too many I wonder?

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    1. Thank you for choosing my blog to visit! I think you are right the main character can make a good antagonist too. Thank you for that statement it helped me come up with the idea for my B is for Bad Guy post.

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