Creating Main Characters


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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Author: Cianaodh Óg - a.k.a. Troy Young

Cianaodh (Pronounced Key-Ah-Knee) is Old Irish and means Ancient Fire. Óg is also Old Irish and it means Young which is my surname in modern English. My given or legal name is James "Troy" Young but my chosen, Pagan name is Cianaodh Óg and most people who know me outside of my spiritual family know me by my middle name, Troy. I am the High Priest of Temple Of the Standing Stones in Arlington, Texas - Spirit Of the Sycamore Tradition and variety blogger at Our Pantheons Way.

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