Tuesday, 31 March 2020

10 BEST WAYS TO CREATE A PROTAGONIST CHARACTER


10 BEST WAYS TO CREATE A PROTAGONIST CHARACTER







10 BEST WAYS TO CREATE A PROTAGONIST CHARACTER


One may wonder how an author can create a protagonist and give it a living, breathing personality that people can feel and relate with in this article, we present the steps to follow that will guide you in creating a protagonist that your readers will actually feel and relate easily with.

 the protagonist is who people will remember after reading your book so many years ago, therefore, you have to make him stand out;

1.   You need to know who a protagonist is. You should understand that this the person the story centres on. His goals and ambitions are a major part of the main plot. The must have characters that are lovable, irredeemable, yet imperfect.

2.   You need to understand that you can have several main characters but only one protagonist. For instance your protagonist’s best friend could be a main character.

3.   A protagonist that would last in the minds of your readers would be funny. For instance, a jocular look at the dangers all around him will make a good character moment people can easily love and remember. Try not to use a joker’s or comedian’s punchline.

4.   People need a hero figure. Therefore, your protagonists must be powerful so that when faced with the dangers of the plot and the villains in the plot, they can at least from the readers.




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5.   Your protagonist at some point will face trouble and conflict. Give them some conflict is what makes a character and a good plot. The more a conflict resonates with the reader, the more they identify with the character.

6.   Give them diverse characteristics. Don’t stick to one technique. For example, a character can be powerful likeable and funny.

7.   Never use a passive voice to describe your protagonists.

8.   You need to understand that a protagonist is driven by every want reader can relate with – fear, hope, desires.

9.   A protagonist must question the status quo and must be active. He can’t merely be acted upon. He must be curious and is ready to engage the world.

10.  A protagonist isn’t perfect. He must be seen to be unequal to the task.



10 STEPS TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL SELF-PUBLISHER


10 STEPS TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL SELF-PUBLISHER







10 STEPS TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL SELF-PUBLISHER


Being a self publisher can be tedious. You need to make up your mind to be your own writer, publisher, marketer and book promoter. It’s hard work that will consume most hours of the day.

Basically you would be doing the following:

1.   You need to make up your mind that this is what you want to do.

2.   What does “making a living” means to you. You need to decide how long you can carry when sales is low.

3.   Research the genre market you want to sell in for trends.

4.   Write and professionally edit your book.

5.   Edit, edit and edit.

6.   Build an email list.

7.   Publish your book.

8.   Promote.

9.   Promote more and more.

10.  Do it all over again.

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6 WAYS TO USE POETRY TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING AS A COPYWRITER


6 WAYS TO USE POETRY TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING AS A COPYWRITER







HOW TO USE POETRY TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING AS A COPYWRITER

To be a sought after advertising coptwrite, you must be able to explain complex images, emotions and whatever in a few lines. Therefore, poetry is an essential part that makes any great copywriter.

Poetry can help any writer to improve their craft. It is a great feeling to be able to play music through words that inspires the readers or to conjure an unforgettable image in the minds of your readers. This is something all writers aspire to achieve.

 This article discusses 6 ways any advertising copywriter can improve their writing skills through poetry.

1.   Read lots of poems. See the feelings and pictures they inspire in you

2.   Learn to use poetry to stimulate the senses. The basic idea is to learn to use poetry to paint pictures with words. A good poetry would stimulate the sense of touch, sight, smell, sound and taste and that's what a great copywriter should aspire to do. Play around with images in writing.

3.   As a copywriter, try to use concrete words instead of an abstract one and that can improved upon using poetry. For example, use “warm” which is concrete than “freedom or happiness” which is abstract.’

4.   Never use cliches, you’ll definitely lose your audience. Instead try converting those clich├ęs into new phrase.

5.   Let your writing be built around themes and not topics. Themes is an idea with a personal opinion- attached to it.

6.   Poetry teaches one to subvert the ordinary places and ideas in a completely new way that will inspire your readers.


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