Posted on April 20, 2022 at 1:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It's a rare novel that successfully features a protagonist for whom everything goes right.

So the contributors at Writer Unboxed have come up with several different reflections on ways to stir up tension for your story's sake.

Editor Jim Dempsey explores the ways in which exploiting your hero's flaws improves the story.

Novelist Kathleen McCleary discusses how to bring your characters through adversity and into the healing process. 

And literary agent Donald Maass explains why it's important to consider the external forces at work on your characters.

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