Does Your Main Character Reflect a Passing Fancy..?


Stalwart – definition: strong and stoutly built

I don’t know about you but this description initially brings to mind a solidly built man. He may be the hero or the villain but his presence can not be ignored either way. My character, Evan in Life in Slake Patch is perfectly formed in my mind. He is about six foot tall, blonde, muscular with blue eyes. Browsing through photos on the internet I found a couple of images that are close to how I see Evan. It was while I was browsing that it struck me that my heart-throb Paul Newman, more thank likely influenced my choice of hero in, this my first, novel. Strange how the mind works sometimes.

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Paul is, (alas I should say was)for me, the perfect human being.

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When characterizing your heroes do you draw from people you know or fancied when you were younger?(or still do!)

I found some great articles regarding hero’s so have linked them here. Enjoy.

http://suite101.com/article/defining-a-literary-hero-a210439

http://thescriptlab.com/screenwriting/character/character-roles/959-your-hero-top-ten-rules-expanded

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