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DONALD MAASS WRITE TIP #88
When your MC makes a mistake, who’s let down? Earlier, build up that character’s high regard of your MC
“I don’t want to say I’m disappointed like I feel all-Love’ya. Don’t that slide out easy when there isn’t any rough feelings to slow down the pace?
I thought you were the one thing in the world I could rely on.
The thing about disappointment is it seems it comes with the idea that I just lost something that never existed.”
Did you put your MC on a pedestal so, when he made a mistake, he had a long way to fall?