on Writers Helping Writers:
We love our protagonists. We spend a ridiculous amount of time, blood, sweat, and tears championing their stories.
But what if they’re undermining us by behaving in ways that drive readers away?
What if they’re not-so-secretly sabotaging us despite all our efforts to advocate for them?
Let’s discuss four ways your protagonist is working against you and, more importantly, how you can fight back.