Characters: an Overview

Dive Into Writing Lectures

Have you ever had a very clear and specific protagonist become more and more vague or start to change on you as you move deeper into your story? Has your protagonist stopped driving their own story and instead started to simply react to events. Are you throwing things at the protagonist instead of their actions moving the plot forward?

If you're ready to have a simple, clear way to know who your charter really is and what drives him or her, this lecture is for you.


  • How to simplify a character and why
  • The interconnection between plat and characters
  • Character traits vs. character roles
  • Literary vs. commercial fiction characters
  • Protagonist vs. Antagonist functions

Your Instructor

Mary Buckham
Mary Buckham

Hi! I'm Mary Buckham, owner and instructor here at Mary Buckham On Writing. I'm a USA Today Bestselling author who has been fortunate enough over the last ten years to work with thousands of aspiring and published authors, writing in every genre possible, to hone their writing craft skills. And that's what I want to share with you! Learn more about me. Are you ready to take YOUR writing to the next level? Let's get started.

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