For the last several weeks we have been discussing the components of character sketches in general within a character bible. This week we are going to dig a little deeper into the most important characters in your story—the protagonist and the antagonist.
The ProtagonistThe protagonist is the main character in the book and the antagonist is the one who stands in the way of the protagonist from getting what he or she desires.
Novels typically follow the lead character, the protagonist, through the story events. This protagonist is acted on by other characters and events in the story and acts on those other characters and events in turn. Something out of the ordinary—an inciting event—moves the lead character from the status quo and into the drama of the story.
Something’s at stake for him, and the story revolves around his actions to resolve the problem(s) he faces. To Read More About the Protagonist and Antagonist, continue the post on my blog, How My Spirit Sings