Who Are We Rooting For, Part 2: The Protagonist

Yesterday I talked about ensuring that the audience is rooting for the character you want them to, with techniques focusing on the antagonist. But as came up in one of my points, the protagonist is often—if not predominantly—a good part of the problem. So what can we do with protagonists to keep them in the [...]

Ask GV: When Protagonists Flirt

Eviltron asks:
Dear GV, lately I think my heroic counterpart has been flirting with me. I am interested, but what if this is a trick? What should I do?”
Dear Eviltron:
The facetious part of me wants to ask “Are they cute?” Even we have to have fun sometime. And there’s always the opportunity to demonstrate that the [...]