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How To Create A Great Hero (And Help Him Vanquish His Villian)

How To Create A Great Hero (And Help Him Vanquish His Villian)

October 2, 2017

For over seven years we have talked about character, characters in writing and building our own inner character in real life. We’ve talked about heroism and how to deal with the haters, or villains, in our lives. Finally we talked about what it takes to be a great supporting character. Today, I’d like us to review what we learned over the years about creating characters, both fictional and non-fictional. Creating A Great Hero These days it’s challenging to be a hero, but I say, keep at it, no matter how hard it seems. Why keep at it?  Because the world needs heroes. Not the kind that goes and saves “damsels in distress” or the kind that becomes a martyr by living a life of pain and suffering for others, but the true, real life kind of hero: the kind that is willing to take a risk, be courageous, push the envelope a bit, lead us all in the direction of […]