Posted on 04/08/2021 at 09:14 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If the first few (or more) pages of your novel are dedicated to your protagonist’s memories and thoughts, Kathryn Craft has an important message for you.

That, in her words, is “starting to write” and not “opening a novel.”

Certainly, knowing what motivates and has marked your protagonist will help you, as the writer, choose which actions s/he takes.

But it’s that action that will draw readers in and keep them turning pages.

Read Craft’s argument for making your protagonist an actor at Writer Unboxed.

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