I just finished re-reading your article, “Rewriting Hero Last”. All of the tips were helpful but #5 (What is the Hero’s unbreakable bond with the villain?) really helped me further define my protagonist. Rather than just have the villain as an outsider in my hero’s life, I made the villain get the promotion at work that my hero was hoping for. So now the conflicts are: He beat her out for a job and she still has to work with him on the new account, as well as him being the antagonist throughout.
It really works well now.
New York, NY
Thank you for your note. I’m glad the tip was helpful.
I plan to begin posting some of my other past articles on this site, as well as some new ones. I hope you find them equally helpful with your writing.
Looking forward always,