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Heroes and heroines and how to make sure that they all play their respective roles ~ Are they larger than life? Are they like us? Do they have flaws, and if so, do we love them even more? Read Shawn MacKenzie’s great post to find out.
Heroes Large – Heroes Small
No, what he didn’t like about heroes was that they were usually suicidally gloomy when sober and homicidally insane when drunk.
Truth is, I’m not too keen on heroes, per se. They are essential but really, what can you say? Your hero is your main character, the person whose story you are telling. Simple. They are characters sometimes more acted upon than acting, but always real enough that we cheer when they triumph and shed a tear when they die. We willingly, eagerly invest hours of precious time – oh, how precious our time is these days! – in their lives, following them wherever their journeys lead.
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