I never had this problem, but there were times I knew I needed to tone my protagonist down a bit. My debut novel is on sale at Kindle for $2.99: http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Lies-El-Salvador-Shellys-ebook/dp/B00T6EI1UW
The first symptom I noticed was irritation. A character in a scene I was revising was annoying me. I quickly figured out why. In previous scenes I’d been writing from her point of view. Although I had a strong idea of what she wanted from the inside, when viewed by another character she was a blank nothing. She didn’t feel like real flesh and blood. I couldn’t describe her.
(I’m not talking here about whether her eyes are blue or she likes sharp suits – the physical attributes we can bestow almost without thought. I mean the essence of her. A good character description makes you understand what it’s like to be in their presence. For instance: this is…
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