Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

4 Insufferable Problems With Bland Characters and How to Fix Them

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I’m working through a revision, and one of my main problems is the protagonist. My editor and a beta reader both suggested amping up her emotional appeal, leaving comments such as, “I’m not invested in this character yet” and “I want to care about her, but I don’t in this scene.” Ouch.

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Author: SBolithoe

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