Writing a relatable protagonist is key to any successful story. It’s the protagonist who’ll take action and incite sympathy in readers, propel the story forwards, and resolve the plot. Main Characters (MCs) have that magical ability to make readers cry, laugh, feel frustrated, or learn a moral lesson. Here’s a few other things a Main Character influences.
The main character can determine the audience.
♥ Your MC’s characteristics such as age, gender, moral compass, and physical appearance can determine what audience the book will be marketed to. As a writer you can’t let this intimidate you. A good story isn’t marketed to the masses, just one audience. Just remember that people of similar interests will usually read books about characters who share those interests.
♥ Your MC’s history and personality influences their decisions, thereby influencing the story.
♥ How your MC thinks will alter the readers’ perspective of the story: when…
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