For Want of a Glass of Water

Kurt Vonnegut once said, “every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.” This piece of advice functions as a very simple and straightforward way to ensure a character has some semblance of depth. What's important about a goal? A goal gives a character purpose and gives an audience a… Continue reading For Want of a Glass of Water

Protagonists and Such

Call him the main character, the lead, the hero, the player character; most every good story has a protagonist. He (or she) is the person we follow. Either because they provide the viewpoint and let us into the world or because they’re out on a grand quest. A lot of stories rise and fall based… Continue reading Protagonists and Such

Good Female Protagonists

The Hunger Games is out now in cinemas. It's a film based on a book that apparently is wild popular among teenage girls. A lot of people have likened it to the next Twilight. I, as a guy who's read both book series, am here to tell you that no, no, that's wrong, man! See,… Continue reading Good Female Protagonists