Okay, This doesn’t look like anybody’s idea of a hero, but I thought a lot about this blog and my belief is that when writing about a hero they should be somewhat flawed. This person(if your hero is a person) might be ordinary, but everybody has character inadequacies, and if my character doesn’t have a flaw, the hero isn’t remotely interesting.
So, I often write about a girl/woman who is lost, or facing some difficulty and is seeking to do something to overcome that crisis in her life. To me heros come in every day packages. Of course, in some of my stories, the hero doesn’t even win, or the hero turns out to be a villain. When the hero does win in my story, she often finds she wants to go back to where she started because what she found is not as satisfying as home. Sounds a lot like the Wizard of Oz, right?
I appreciate being able to share my opinions in this blog hop. This is one of the most interesting ones, yet. I’m sure there will be a lot of varieties in answers. Say on!
While I am here, please allow me a chance to plug my contest, Paint Splashes. The picture I included in this blog is my husband’s painting, and Paint Splashes is a flash fiction contest I have on my blog based on another of my husband’s great paintings. The contest goes to March 25th. More details are on my blog, here.
Thought for the Day: Heros are complex. When writing about them, don’t follow the stereotypes, try something different.