Are you an instigator? Do you know people who are? Sometimes they are ornery and at other times really funny. A good story needs an instigator in it. This article provides insight on the instigator and antagonist in novel-writing.

When I was a kid, my mom had two nicknames for me: antagonist and instigator. She called me the first when I insisted on playing every game by the rules and got angry with the other kids who didn’t want to play that way. She called me the second when things were going too smoothly and too quietly and so I would push my sister or take my brother’s toy, just to get a reaction.

Little did I know I was already in training to be a writer. Read more.