Posted on 04/24/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Julianna Baggott shared a post about rejecting a specific type of rejection from acquiring editors that appeared to resonate strongly with other authors.

We know many Fussy authors choose to self-publish, so this may at first not seem very applicable to them.

However, we thought Baggott made some insightful observations about a negative reaction to "unlikable" or "unrelatable" characters.

Specifically: Is the character truly the problem, or is the reader’s expectation the real issue?

Ask yourself this question before immediately rewriting the character, she says — “Make the work stronger, always. But do not smile for them.”

Read Baggott’s thoughts about rejecting a rejection at Writer Unboxed.

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