The Joys of Rewriting

The first reports are in from the alpha readers, and it seems that my male lead, the primary hero, isn’t that likable, because he’s arrogant. Well, the arrogance is kinda intentional, at least in the beginning, but it looks like I gotta show a softer side of him.

On the other hand, the female lead is being described as a likable character, so she doesn’t need much tweaking, it seems.

Anyway, we have a plan for redoing the first part of the book to address these issues. I’m sure they won’t be the last. However, they’re going to wait till Monday or Tuesday, because I have firmly decided that this week is a break from writing, and I may decide to take an extra day on Labor Day. Then it’s back to writing, or more appropriately, rewriting.



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3 responses to “The Joys of Rewriting

  1. Personally, I enjoy reading and writing about arrogant characters. Without reading your story, I can’t say whether I think your hero needs a softer side. But I think giving him one or two redeeming qualities might help readers care about him.

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