Three Ways To Introduce Your Main Character 

mguc7bi“One of the biggest bugaboos in manuscript submissions is when the author doesn’t properly introduce the protagonist (the main character) within the first chapter.” (Writers’ Digest)

Readers want to know and relate to the character on an emotional level. If you like character, (or better yet, fall in love with them and care about them), you will root them on in their struggle. But you have to know the character first.  How does an author effectively do that?

“The trick,” says Les Edgerton, author of fifteen books, many short stories, articles, and more, “is to avoid stand-alone description or exposition. Show your character in action.”

Here are three ways to help readers meet your main character.

Read more: Write Better: 3 Ways To Introduce Your Main Character |

About Springfield Writers' Guild

Springfield Writers' Guild was formed in 1943 to encourage new writers and hone the skills of the writing craft. The group meets every fourth Saturday of the month (except for December) at McAlister's Deli, 1711 W. Battlefield in Springfield, Missouri. Visitors are welcome.
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