Tag Archive | antagonist

TV Tropes Monday: Adaptive Ability

  Tweet of the Day: Is This Thing Still On? Want to create a near invincible enemy? One that survives everything the protagonist throw at them? You could give them strong armor, great speed, or a devastating form of attack. Or you can give the an Adaptive Ability. This time of opponent can adapt to […]

TV Tropes Monday: Knight Templar

    Tweet of the Day: Episode 18- The Long and Rambling Conversation about Dune ——– A good story needs a good antagonist, not just a villain. Sometimes the best opposition (or Anti-Hero protagonist) comes from the ranks of the (self?) righteous. Enter the Knight Templar. It is easy to portray this character as a […]

TV Tropes Monday: Sealed Evil in a Can

Tweet of the Day: Talents and Skill Thesaurus Entry: Throwing One’s Voice ——- It’s a trope as old as time, according to several mythologies including the Greeks. Person is walking along, minding their business when they stumble upon a box, door, or other closed object or area. Curiosity gets the better of them and they […]

TV Tropes: Ancient Conspiracy

  Tweet of the Day: Baba Yaga comes to The Book Smugglers ——– According to Cornell University Law School Page a conspiracy is: An agreement between two or more people to commit an illegal act, along with an intent to achieve the agreement’s goal.  Most U.S. jurisdictions also require an overt act toward furthering the […]

Urban Fantasy: The Hunter

Tweet of the Day: Antagonist – The Alpha and the Omega of the Story ——- The Hunter is the common lead in Urban Fantasy stories. He/She  is tasked with fighting the supernatural evil that lurks in the night(mares). They come in several flavors: The Chosen One: Also know as the Buffy. This individual has the […]

February Blog Chain: Antagonists

‘Tis time for another blog chain. This month’s theme is Antagonists. There is going to be two parts, so please read carefully. Part one: Describe the antagonist in your novel in 50 words or less. Part two: What would you say to your antagonist if you met him or her in real life? Post a […]

My 30 Days of Writing-Day 18: Playing Favorites Part 2

The above, a total non sequitur, but funny as hell! On too more questions! 18. Favorite antagonist and why? I think I answered this one before, but since I’m committed to this meme, I’ll give it a go. According to Wikipedia an antagonist is: An antagonist (from Greek ἀνταγωνιστής – antagonistes, “opponent, competitor, rival”[1]) is […]

Plotting the Characters or Driving the Plot?

  Speaking of which, have we discussed whether you find your work character-driven or plot-driven? And, any commonalities among the characters who aren’t working quite right yet? No we haven’t, oh gentle readers. The reasons is that the difference between the two (character-driven vs. plot-driven) is hard to define. There is not clear break between […]