Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: J. Gideon Sarantinos


The term protagonist is a theatrical term used in Ancient Greece to signify the character that made the first appearance on the stage and was the focal point of the story. This term is still prevalent in theatrical circles. The term main character is more commonly used in film and TV to mean the same thing. Often they are used interchangeably and are almost always the same character. However, there are subtle differences between the two.

The protagonist is more thematically bound to the story because they both drive and undergo change. Protagonists generally undergo the main character arc; emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth. They emerge at the end of the story as more evoked people. Protagonists must have a distinct goal, the higher stakes and the greatest obstacles. It is their story and they are the reason it exists.

They are the effective hero of the story and garner the most audience emotional connection. If the protagonist and main character are separate characters, the former is the most essential.


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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Writers, Forget About Your Weaknesses! - BookBaby Blog
  2. 6 Steps to Researching a Story — Guest: Tracy L. Ward | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  3. Seriously Write: 5 Tips for Marketing Bliss, Part One by Roseanna M. White
  4. The Kill Zone: I Am a Recovering Plot Pantser–There, I Said it
  5. How to Make Your Own Book Catalogue | Self-Publishing Advice
  6. How to Craft Characters: Desperate Needs | Susan Dennard
  7. Novel Rocket: So You Want to do a Boxed Set
  8. TheWriteGame: How About Those Loglines?
  9. Karen Woodward: Six Ways To Begin A Story
  10. 15 Story Beats to Keep Your NaNoWriMo Novel on Track -
  11. Video for Authors by Jason Matthews — The Book Designer
  12. How A Protogonist Differs From A Main Character | Gideon's Screenwriting Tips: So Now You're a Screenwriter...
  13. Confessions of a Self-Publishing Consultant – Kobo Writing Life
  14. Writer Unboxed » The Five Stages of New Writers’ Grief
  15. The Write Type - Multi-Author Musings: The Thorny Issue of Writing Income
  16. Serve the Story - A Writer's Journey "It’s all about the story. When deciding what to cut, ask yourself..."
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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