Motivate Me: A Primer on Writing Protagonists and Antagonists

In this series of articles on writing and developing fiction and sharing my own trials and tribulations on writing fiction, I will be discussing topics such as world building, constructed languages, writing protags/antags, understanding pacing, the concept of the “Mary-Sue,” self-inserts, discussing sex in fiction, and plot building. Read More Motivate Me: A Primer on Writing Protagonists and Antagonists

Funtime Open Thread 8/23/11: Back to School!

With the start of a new school year, it is time to get back to our bookish roots. For tonight’s pop quiz, I will be asking you to correctly identify a selection of literary classics by their protagonists. Partial credit will be given for incorrect answers that make me laugh. Read More Funtime Open Thread 8/23/11: Back to School!