Tuesday, October 20, 2015

#Plan4WriMo Reposts! Day 20: Nail Down Your MC

We’ve been swimming in plot-land, so today we’ll take a break and focus back in on our main character. If you’ve been with us all month, by now you know who your MC is, what he wants, and what stands in his way. You also know how she’s going to fail. But there’s still more to consider where your main character is concerned.

What are his stakes? Are the same as the greater stakes of your story? Do they change as the story moves forward?
How do you introduce her? How self-aware is he? And how will you present him to the reader? Is she an open book? Does she have secrets? How do his flaws come into play with your plot?

With a little over a week to go until WriMo starts, it’s time to nail down your main character.


What is your main character’s greatest strength? What is his/her fatal flaw?

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