We’ve been talking about goodies and baddies over the last few weeks… and here’s another quick tip in the same vein:

Make your protagonist the good guy, not the one who regularly does the bad deeds. You don’t want your readers feeling sorry for the other characters, who have to put up with your protagonist’s bad behaviour. You need your main character to be someone inspirational (not perfect, but we’ve covered that previously). They can be a ‘lovable rogue’, but they do have to be lovable.

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Then you can have your baddies, and they can behave deliciously and shockingly badly, because we expect them to.

Does that make sense? In a nutshell, make your hero the hero!

What do you think? Always love to hear your comments!

Happy writing,

Janet

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