Wednesday, March 6, 2019

IWSG Wednesday



The first Wednesday of every month is officially IWSG day. Members post about their doubts and fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to others who are struggling.
FYI: The IWSG monthly question can be found under the IWSG Sign-up tab on the Insecure Writer's Support Group Blog.
The March 6 question – Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the protagonist or the antagonist? And why?
My first loyalty is to my protagonist, but shedding light on the antagonist and showing more than one side of his or her personality is both important and fun.
FYI: I’m still on the lookout for Beta Readers for a Western and a Western Romance. Thanks to those who have volunteered:)


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31 comments:

  1. Great post Sandra, I raise my hat to anyone who can write a novel or story. Being a poetry writer( well trying to be) I wwrite about my own experiences of life.
    Have a great day.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Love the quote from Poe! The books of yours that I have read were all really good, and I enjoyed them, so keep up the good work! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Val. You're a day brightener:)
      Hugs received and returned.

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  3. The pro usually comes first indeed.

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  4. Maybe I should try an antagonist some time.

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  5. Thank you for mentioning Music Boxes.

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  6. How about alternating between both POVs in different chapters?

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  7. Depending on how much emphasis you want to give your antagonist, you can definitely do that:)

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  8. Good answer to the question Sandra!

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  9. I wish I had more experience with Western Romances. My mom writes them and I have helped her with one of hers, but it didn't go anywhere and needs an overhaul, so I am not confident when it comes to westerns of any of kind, though I can read them for fun.

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    1. Reading for fun works:)
      Wishing your mom much luck with her endeavors.

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  10. I dabbled in a mystery once. I look at everything through the eyes of the protagonist. It's a great question and a lovely quote, too.

    BTW, I am a firm believer that you must know who the antagonist (killer) is before you start writing the novel. I've read that some authors of "who-dunnits" allow the killer to evolve as the story evolves. There's no way I could do that, and keep all the clues and red herrings straight.

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    1. Good for you, for dabbling, Elizabeth. I write from an outline but it's VERY loose.

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  11. I guess they reflect and enhance the traits in the other. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  12. Thanks so much for the shout-out!
    I've only written from the protagonists viewpoint so far, but it'd be fun to flip things around once or twice.

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    1. My pleasure, Tonja. Your story sounds very intriguing.

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  13. I haven't read a western in ages. Zane Grey I believe, but I could give your book a read if you want. First, I should ask if you have a deadline. Email me.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lee. Sending you an email now;)

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  14. I like how showcase the protagonist but you give more background to the antagonist so the characters are more 3 dimensional.

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  15. Although I don't write in that way, it's really interesting to read your thoughts on this.

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  16. You are for sure an amazing writer! Keep it up Sandra! Congrats to Tonja! Big Hugs!

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  17. I don't write fiction but I'm inclined to think I would write from that of the protagonist. I don't know how to be anti very well!

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