Quote Originally Posted by Liosse de Velishaf View Post
If it makes you squirm, then that is a legitimate feeling to pass onto your readers. That said, if the story makes them too uncomfortable, they might decide not to finish it.
One of my rejections noted how cruel, prevalent, and disgusting my violence is -- one of the reasons the rejectors said they passed on the novel, which was my first. I made sure to tone it down for my second novel, which alas like the first has gone nowhere. Que sera. I'm still learning.