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by alecbaldwin
March 1st, 2013, 3:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Middle Grade- Passive Protagonist??
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Re: Middle Grade- Passive Protagonist??

Polymath & Hillsy- Thanks for your expert advice and insight. Much appreciated. Yes, my protagonist has a big want and his shyness is getting in the way. So even though he's not full of confidence & a leader in the beginning, he can still be 'active'= actively wanting and going after his goal, it's ...
by alecbaldwin
February 28th, 2013, 11:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Middle Grade- Passive Protagonist??
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

Middle Grade- Passive Protagonist??

I heard middle grade readers like active/go-getter protagonists. Do you think it would be a mistake to write a book where the 11yo protagonist's flaw is shyness, then over the course of the book he learns to be assertive? (Like the guy in the Kite Runner, for instance). There will be plenty of actio...