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"More Human: The Delicate Art of Writing Effective Protagonists" with Sara Kocek

Presented by Writers' League of Texas at St. Edwards University, Austin TX

Nov 07 2015
"More Human: The Delicate Art of Writing Effective Protagonists" with Sara Kocek

“Sorry. I just didn’t connect with the main character.”

A flat, unlikable, or unrealistic protagonist marks the kiss of death for most agents and editors, not to mention the general reading public. But if you’ve ever been on the receiving-end of this criticism, you know how baffling it can feel. After all, isn’t it a matter of subjectivity whether a particular reader “connects” with your main character? Yes and no. Regardless of your protagonist’s gender, age, personality,

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