Some Very Important Writing Tips From Neil Gaiman

Writing Advice From Neil Gaiman via Buzzfeed.

So: your protagonist and antagonist need to meet. How should it happen?

"It's really fun to have characters who want things that are completely opposed, and for you as a reader to want them both to happen in some way."

“It’s really fun to have characters who want things that are completely opposed, and for you as a reader to want them both to happen in some way.”

You can also have your protagonist fall for it — literally.

Try the classic: two nemeses walk into a bar…

Or make them star-crossed. Really, really star-crossed.

But what happens if my protagonist is straight-up about to die and they can’t yet, because I need them?

Wait, what?!

Okay, that’s fair. But Neil, what if I REALLY don’t want to murder my protagonist?

Excellent. Now, go forth and kill your heroes.

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