4. Make your protagonist a hero.

7 Tips for Writing Crime Fiction

by Dana Stabenow

(written for Writer’s Digest)

4. Make your protagonist a hero, if not in his own eyes then in everyone else’s. A hero is better than you and me; that’s why they are heroes and why they deserve their own novel and you and I don’t. How? In the end, the hero always Does the Right Thing and justice is served, if not the law.*

*If you don’t know the difference you’re in the wrong business.


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