Welcome to our cross-blog, which offers tips on writing. Every month Sydney Smith will ‘interview’ Jennifer Scoullar and me on some aspect of the writing craft. We welcome your questions and comments; feel free to respond on this page.
This month’s question is: What makes a good antagonist?
According to Wikipedia, “An antagonist is a person or group of people who oppose the main character.” But the antagonist can also be non-human. It can be a dragon, a Martian, a volcano, a disease like Parkinson’s; anything that opposes the protagonist.