protagonist vs antagonist worksheet

Protagonist vs Antagonist Worksheet


Writers Write is a writing resource. In this post, we’ve included a protagonist vs antagonist worksheet to help you write your book.

I am on a worksheet spree. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Fill this in for your two main characters and keep it close.

Protagonist vs Antagonist Worksheet

From my post: The Awesome Foursome Fictional Characters

  1. The Protagonist: – Has to achieve the goal. This is your hero and your hero is nothing without his or her story goal. What do they want? What are they going to do for next 300 pages? The story revolves around this character.  He or she should be in most of the scenes and if they are not in the scene, the other characters should be talking about them in their absence.
  2. The Antagonist:  – Opposes the goal. Your baddie is in opposition to your hero. It’s that simple. He or she doesn’t have to be evil. What is your hero’s story goal? Who wants to stop him? That is your antagonist. His motivation should be as strong as your protagonist’s is.

“If you have a great plot, it’s a good start, but that plot has to happen to someone. That someone must have somebody else trying to stop them.”

Happy writing.

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 by Mia Botha

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This article has 4 comments

  1. Shei Darksbane

    Cool worksheet. I do wish it didn’t assume the protagonist was male.
    I like the way it focuses on the relationship between the two and how they affect each other. Thanks. 🙂

  2. Mia Botha

    Thanks, Shei.

  3. JazzFeathers

    Hey, that’s an aweson spreadsheet. I just needed one like that for my current project.
    Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  4. val

    Great Spreadsheet. Is it ever Ok to start a novel with the antagonists actions? Can you recommend any novels that start this way ?

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