As a writer, I tend to love all my characters and hate revealing things that make them less than perfect. So I'm making that my project for 2015. In my work-in-progress story, ONE MISTAKE AT A TIME, my poor hero is going to have a lot of undesirable edges that will force him to make choices he doesn't want to make. His tendency to give too little too late will cost him everything he holds dear. How, or if, he ever finds redemption is an unanswerable question. But for sure, the one woman who can save him, will in fact...
Well, you didn't expect me to spoil the plot, right?
When it comes to love and honor, are their lines that can't be crossed? Certainly there are! So what happens when your hero does just that? As a writer, do you have a difficult time pushing him to that point? As a reader, do you abandon him and quit reading, or do you press on hoping that he'll change?
Writing is an endeavor that never gets perfected. With time and experience we get better at our craft, but we'll always be striving to improve some element that seems to elude us, and there are so many elements that comprise good storytelling.
In 2016, what element of change will you be reaching for in your writing journey?
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