Protagonising

I had a little break yesterday, so today I’m going to have to catch up to reach today’s word count goal. Should work, but I’ve noticed that it is getting increasingly difficult now that I’ve come to the point where there is dialogue and other interaction between characters. Normally that’s not too much of a problem, but normally I write characters that (unless they’re in certain really difficult and extreme situations) almost always know what to say or what to do. The protagonist (or at least the current point of view character) for Tyrant is different in that regard.

For some time now I’ve been wanting to write a character that isn’t all too assertive, not always very certain of themselves. There are plenty of characters who are larger than life, determined heroic badasses, strikingly strong, smart, charming and/or sharp-tongued, and always ready to do whatever it is they have to do at a moment’s notice. There is certainly a place for those kind of characters and a reason why they are absolutely everywhere in fiction, but that (and the whole subject of assertiveness and non/sub/less assertivenes in characters and fiction) is something I will probably go into at some later date, since I’m already working on this bit way too long and still have my catching up to do.

What I like to see is someone, kind of insecure, not too strong in the social arena, a person who is not always certain of what to say or do. They’re good people, inside absolutely determined to do good, but when faced with the opportunity to actually do that, there’s a fair chance they find themselves stunned or frozen instead. When push comes to shove, when they’re really pushed to the edge, will they actually be able to break through?

Can such a character be written and written interestingly? I found that it’s certainly not easy, but I think it’s definitely possible and I see my opportunity here. I do hope the story’s plot won’t turn out to be underexposed because of all these efforts. Now, time to actually get back to that story. I have work to do. ^_^

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Ever since a group of shoes held a birthday party a long, long time ago (though in a galaxy not that far away) a little boy’s appreciation for creation was born. And so, throughout the following years shoes partied, a dinosaur travelled through time, oddly shaped football players went on adventures, a young wanderer became a knight, a comedian rose to godhood, Jedi fought an evil empire, a war between cyborg warlords and human-insect hybrids engulfed the world… The boy had learned how with only words on paper (and from times to time a few pictures) he was able to bring people, places, even entire worlds to life. By now that little boy has reached almost the third decade of his life and his love for telling stories has not ceased. And finally, long after he had planned to, he has decided to share these stories with the world. Whether you are a new or already familiar face: welcome to this little archive of mine! This is a place where I will, finally, actually be sharing my writing with others. It will feature pretty much anything I feel like sharing, both old and new stories, fan-fiction and original content, and probably some non-fiction added in at times. So, if you like reading, writing, stories (or me ^_~), drop by, drop a comment (I can’t promise I’ll get back to you quickly, since I’m horrible at that, but I’ll do my best) and, drop it like it’s hot. … Sorry… ^_^; In any case, I hope you’ll enjoy yourself and I look forward to seeing you around!

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One comment on “Protagonising
  1. Gus Andren says:

    I really got into this post. I found it to be interesting and loaded with unique points of interest. I like to read material that makes me wonder. ThanksThank you for sharing this great content.

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Who? Just your average descendant of two sea-faring peoples, recently graduated anthropology Master and aspiring author with a life-long passion for writing.

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