As I get started on the prep work for NaNoWriMo, I have to ask myself who is the protagonist?
After all, you have to make characters multi-faceted and not just good-guy or bad-guy.
On that note, this is me jotting down who the protagonist is for my November novel writing challenge.
I start with the basics and build from there. This is what I call a police description. When I first started out, my descriptions sounded more like a person being interviewed by police about a perpetrator instead of incorporating it naturally into the story. They were awful. So, I put them in notes now and not the story.
These are more physical traits that will probably show up somewhere in the story.
Who is Jake?
Well, if a job defines you, I would say he is a bounty hunter with a liking for the old west, hence his nickname.
He is no-nonsense, and in a world where the Midwest and Southwest are back to frontier law, he is loving every minute.
This doesn’t mean he’s a murderous bastard, quite the opposite. He will bring in the bounties alive, provided they don’t put up a fight. He is also part of a fugitive retrieval unit. His team’s track record for bring the escapees back alive is impeccable, with the exception of rapists/abusers and child molesters/abusers.
He is well read, very intelligent, and is highly compassionate. He has accepted that magic is a thing, but he doesn’t like having to deal with it.
However, there is no telling what he will now that he is in a world where technology is non-existent and his cyber limb doesn’t work. He is a fish out of water, and his first task is to get back home while trying to navigate a world that is alien to him.
This is already starting out interesting. I can’t wait to read it! 😉
Until next time,
Anissa “Maddy” Walker