Next Noble Pen Meeting
October 3rd, 2013 at 7 pm
Scott’s Family Restaurant
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
Dylan finally heard back from his editor, who said she was not done. His next edit will be free because of the delay.
Tyree did more writing on Aoife’s Kiss.
Rachel submitted a drabble for the current contest.
Protagonists are very important, but to make an interesting story they need to work against interesting and believable antagonists who have their own motivations , personalities, and even redeeming qualities. Here are some things to ponder when you write your bad guys.
You might benefit from filling out a character sheet (such as what Tyree discussed at the last meeting) for your antagonists, to see that you have made them three-dimensional.
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. ~Edmund Burke
This is the heart of my argument: We can put more pressure on the antagonist for whom we show human concern. ~Barbara Deming
I don’t want to play a bad guy who doesn’t have a bit of good in him. ~Jeremy Renner
It’s cool to play a sinister bad guy who also has a human side. ~Lukas Haas