Avoid these common issues with your protagonists


A recent pick for our book club came under a lot of criticism from the readers.

Among the complaints: No one felt like they got to know the main character. Apparently, this writer isn't alone in having that weakness.

A lack of depth is among the four mistakes that author Sacha Black commonly sees in protagonists — and she has advice for how to avoid it (and three other pitfalls) on Joanna Penn’s blog.