Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Does Your Hero Have to Be Likeable?

Not necessarily. Your hero needs to be somebody you can sympathize and identify with. Making her flawed and realistic will win your readers. When I read a book, I often ask myself what I would do if I am faced with a similar situation. Would I follow her decision or would I do the opposite of what she did?

1 comment:

  1. I don't believe so. In Sam Waas book, "Blood Storm" I find myself really not liking the character of the protagonist, but liking the things he does and his motivations. At the same time. His character is a little too "vulnerable" for my tastes.