Creating the hero protagonist

The word “Hero” is Greek and it means “to protect and serve”. It is someone who would sacrifice his own needs to help others. In psychology terms, according to Freud, the individual consists of three layers. The it, the ego and the superego. The it represents desires and doesn’t care about right or wrong. The superego doesn’t care about anything other than right or wrong. The ego is left in the middle. It has the it telling it what it wants and the superego telling it what it shouldn’t want and the ego must mediate between the two.

How to successfully introduce your character

The way you introduce your character sets the tone for the relationship introducing between the reader and said character. Before a reader can bond with him, he has to know some basic details, such as gender, age, level of sophistication in the world and key characteristics. Reader distance themselves from characters who begin an emotional response to something the reader hasn’t witnessed.


The protagonist’s problem

A story is about a problem. Your protagonist is the one experiencing the problem. Why? Because you, the writer, has designed him for it. The bigger the problem is, the bigger the person has to be, to be capable of resolving it. That’s why only your protagonist can resolve your story-worthy problem.