Because I am in a lot of pain. I tweaked my back something terrible yesterday, and sitting at my desk is not exactly the most comfortable place in the world for me. So this will be short and sweet -
The other day, I did a post about villains, and why I love writing them (and reading them) and it occurred to me that the flawed hero is equally appealing, because perfect people A) don't exist and B) would be boring if they did. A flawed heroine is also appealing, for the same reasons.
But what could make a flawed character too flawed? What crossed the line from flawed to unsalvageable? What would make them irredeemable? What would make a reader absolutely despise them?
There are the obvious ones, of course, but I wonder - what subtle flaws would make you as a reader, want to throw the book across the room?
Help me out here and let me know what you think? I'm going to mull it over myself this weekend and hopefully, by Monday, I'll have a post on it. And with any luck, I'll be able to sit in my desk chair long enough to type it out.