For me, personally, the BEST stories are always CHARACTER Driven.
History is written by people.
History IS people.
Ian Fleming’s BOND books are a perfect example of a PLOT driven story.
We know next to nothing about Bond’s history. All we see is Action, Reaction, More Action.
I’ve never liked Bond. He’s a Cold and Heartless POS | )IMHO(
I’ve kept every rejection letter that I have received from agents and publishers.
They all say the same thing but use different words.
Too much History. No Action.
Change the Main character to the more well-known secondary and we may reconsider.
We only deal with COMMERCIAL writers.
That’s bang bang sex violence bang for their buck. FACT!
So – I self-published to a great and loud……Nothing.