If your protagonist isn’t compelling, it doesn’t matter how well-structured your plot is. This quick guide to three common types of dynamic characters—and how to utilize their needs, desires and flaws—will help you create a protagonist that resonates with readers and takes your story to new heights.
Baihley Grandison is the associate editor of Writer’s Digest and a freelance writer. Follow her on Twitter @baihleyg, where she mostly tweets about writing (Team Oxford Comma!), food (HUMMUS FOR PRESIDENT, PEOPLE), and Random Conversations With Her Mother.