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Your protagonist is the hero of your story. They’re your main character, driving the plot forward with their actions, goals and motivations and getting your readers to turn the page. Typically, a protagonist should be somebody readers will root for and empathise with – if they don’t care about your main character, they won’t care about your story.

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Siobhan O'Brien Holmes

Siobhan O'Brien Holmes is a developmental editor working with middle grade and YA authors. She specialises in speculative and genre fiction, particularly horror, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi and anything with a dash of magic or macabre. She is a member of the SfEP, EFA, ACES, British Fantasy Society, Horror Writers Association and SCBWI. She has an MA in Novel Writing and an MA in Children's Literature.

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