If you remember a couple of weeks ago, I entered the WHW Amazing Race Feedback. I loved it! However, advice that one of the readers gave me has been weighing heavily on my mind and not being a person who is quick to dismiss guidance, I’m not sure what to do with it.
The advice was that my protagonist was not likeable. I know it’s one reader.
That one reader is a stranger. Not somebody who knows me or has read my writing in the past. A complete stranger. So, I’ve been combing through the MS and trying to determine why she isn’t likeable and I’ve made a few changes. I’m worried that if I change her too much then I’m not staying true to her character. So, I’m stuck in this quandary of what to do. (My other beta readers don’t feel the same way.)
What would you do?