Today, I’m posting over at The Blood-Red Pencil It’s Ask the Editor day and I’m answering a question by award-winning author Carolyn Howard-Johnson about character arcs, especially for female protagonists. Is it realistic to have a weak character? Is it realistic to have a strong character with no weaknesses? How does a weakness affect the character’ arc? Will readers put down a book where the character’s weakness, although relevant to the time period, doesn’t resonate with today’s readers?
I’ll be addressing those questions today on The Blood-Red Pencil, then tomorrow, come back here again for a post on protagonists, in general.
Do your protagonists have weaknesses?
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