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  1. Moonbeast32

    Morally ambiguous villians

    I perceive a trend among fictional literature in recent years. Gone are the days of omnipotent necromancers, evil empires, and demon kings from hell. I believe writers of today no longer focus their narrative on the progress of their protagonist towards conquering an insurmountable obstacle...
  2. SerenataImmortale

    What to do with young protagonist's parents?

    I have the issue of having a 17-year-old protagonist in a "journey" type sci-fi story I'm working on - (e.g, the main character leaves for distant locales, etc, etc.)- who is still at an age where his parents are still going to be a major force in his life. I'm finding it very difficult to...
  3. A

    How do I write a good staring character?

    Even the most interesting, thought out, and well-written of characters shouldn't be the sole focus of a story. This is because each character has a motivation independent of the author's favorite. So how do I write a good story that focuses on a particular character while still having a cast...