1. Published on Amazon? If you have a book, e-book, or audiobook available on Amazon.com, we'll promote it on WritingForums.org for free. Simply add your book to our Member Publications section. Add your book here or read the full announcement.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. TheApprentice

    TheApprentice Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2013
    Messages:
    1,198
    Likes Received:
    154

    Living macguffin

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by TheApprentice, Jul 26, 2015.

    So my story has a protag group of 5 characters, a large college level academy, and an island on which is a big city as well as several dwellings on the island and criminal hideouts. In the story there is a living macguffin, who is made known early on in the story to be on the island. Nobody knows who the mcguffin is, probably not even the mcguffin him/herself, kind of like the "Dragon Born" from Skyrim or the One from Matrix.

    The story, while allowing every main character their own personal story, has a clear main protag. The reader will probably assume that the main character is the mcguffin. How can I avoid this? Or at the very least create some doubt or leave the reader open to the idea that another character may be?
     

Share This Page