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SL Fiction Writing - How to Create a Great Protagonist

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This creative writing lesson explores the role of the protagonist in fiction so writers can improve their protagonists in their stories. This curriculum offers reading material, a way to learn from other writers, and guided writing exercises:

• Who Are They and What Do They Do?

-Learn From Others

- Writing Practice

• How Protagonists Change

-Writing Practice

• How Protagonists Propel Stories Forward

-Writing Practice

Find an answer key for this lesson at SL How to Write Better Fiction - Answer Key.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: “SL Fiction Writing - How to Create a Great Protagonist” is copyrighted ©2019 by S. Kay Seifert. Individuals, parents and teachers may reproduce worksheets from this Simple Literature product for personal use in public, private, or home-school classrooms, writing groups, and critique groups. No part of this manuscript and curricula may be included in printed, Web, digital, or any form of print, Web, digital, cloud, or electronic curricula, or distributed, personally, electronically, via the cloud, or commercially without the express written permission of S. Kay Seifert. All rights reserved. First printing, 2019.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters; create a smooth progression of experiences or events.


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