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.