Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday Story

I read a blog post through the week that's been making me think. Cara McKenna wrote the post and was talking about her latest WIP and how she was struggling to redeem the hero - an alcoholic loner with a rope fetish.

You know what I realised? I never really challenge myself with my characters. They're always "nice" people. Why haven't I been brave enough to tackle an unlike able hero/heroine and tried to redeem them?

Big scaredy cat.

And that's what I love about Cara McKenna's stories - her people are real, with real problems and sometimes larger than life issues. Yet I go for easy people, easy issues. Guess I'd better learn to tackle the tough ones.


  1. Have you ever read a book called "The Last Days: The apocryphon of Joe Panther?
    He's the most deplorable protagonist I've ever come across and I wasn't sure I was ever going to think him redeemed... but I really enjoyed this book.
    I've been told I don't like making things tough for my characters too.
    Lily M

    1. I'll have to look for that book, thanks, Lily.

      I always make my people too nice and never make it very tough. Next book I'm going to be mean. :)

      Cate xo