Posted by: victanguera | October 11, 2011

Enemies: Writing Prompt #355

According to Winston Churchill, having enemies means you stood up for something in your life. I’m not sure I agree with that. You see, I have an enemy, and as far as I know it isn’t for standing up for anything. Unless it’s ethics. This girl cyber-stalked me (and yes I know why, but don’t want to go in to it). Needless to say, I don’t like her very much. And I’m sure she doesn’t like me either.

So for today’s prompt, who are your main character’s enemies? Is it because your character stood up for something? Maybe because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time? Often, I think we are someone’s enemy because they perceive we have something they want. If that’s the case, what might your main character have? Is it an object or relationship? A way of thinking (which would take us back to standing up for something)?

Delving in to what makes our antagonist behave in certain ways gives our writing depth. Antagonists also have goals and aspirations. And they are often in direct conflict with the main character.


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