So you are a no nonsense individual who is ready to call a spade a spade, and you do not mince words when conveying your opinion (whether objective or subjective). But you want to write a book where the protagonist is soft, indecisive sometimes, and make a lot of wrong life choices but ends up carrying the day by the time you are done with your novel. How much effort will it take to actually write a character that goes against your personal beliefs and values? Can you accept the plausibility of such character when he/she goes against all you believe in? Rainn Wilson's character in the Backstorm (TV Show) is an example of such a character that an author might have a problem with because of his antics. Does one have to be (or have been) such a person to relate to such a character. This the road I'm embarked on at the moment and I must confess, it's not easy with this mindset. Any thoughts, fellow writers?