iWriterly Video: What is Character Agency?

Characters can make or break a novel. Modern-day readers often look for compelling characters who drive the plot through his or her actions. In other words, characters who have agency. “Character agency” is when a character (usually a protagonist) is more proactive than reactive to situations in a story.⁣

In this iWriterly video, you will learn:⁣

  • What is character agency?⁣
  • What does the lack of character agency look like?⁣
  • How characters can take action and still not have agency.⁣
  • Examples of characters with and without agency.⁣
  • How to identify if your character has agency.⁣
  • A few tips and tricks to give a character agency.⁣