Most writers would agree that the relationship (or rather, conflict?) between the protagonist and the antagonist is one of the most important “bonds” in a story. How important, though? More than we might think. In my latest Theme: A Story’s Soul post at DIY MFA, we examine how this unique relationship offers a goldmine of literary themes through the characters’ interactions and conflicting goals.
New Worksheet on Themes and the Protagonist-Antagonist Relationship
People really seem to like the worksheets that go with these Developing Themes In Your Stories post – so why stop now? 😉 The Themes In the Protagonist-Antagonist Relationship Worksheet contains all four activities from the DIY MFA post, and is now available for you to download, print, and use so you can discovery which themes arise from your protagonist’s and antagonist’s critical conflict.
Gabriela Pereira’s DIY MFA Book Comes Out This Week!
I’m so, SO excited about this! DIY MFA: Write with Focus, Read with Purpose, Build Your Community is coming out this week via Writer’s Digest Books! It’s written by Gabriela Pereira, the founder of DIY MFA (and my boss), and it explores the concepts she discusses on her site and in her DIY MFA 101 flagship course. In Gabi’s own words, “[T]his is more than a writing guide in book form. Based on proven techniques and graduate-style curriculum, DIY MFA won’t just help you improve your writing skills – it will empower you to take control of your creative life.”