On Writing

Am I a Hero?

Today on AJ’s feed an article by KM Weiland popped up. One of those authors AJ follows for their writing advice. Today’s article was about ten qualities all likable hero’s must possess.

And I of course had to check myself up against those criteria. But I’m eager to hear what my average reader thinks as well. Do I stack up?

The top ten qualities required of a hero:

  1. Action
  2. Morality
  3. Selflessness
  4. Competence
  5. Loved by Others
  6. Bravery
  7. Determination
  8. Relatability (my spell check says this is not a word…)
  9. Wit
  10. Kindness

So I think I do well till we hit 8 and 9. Am I relatable? That’s where I come to you for help? Is my plight relatable? Do you put yourself in my shoes? Or is my world and my dilemmas something you can’t understand. AJ touches on some human issues in places, bullying and homophobia, abuse – probably a few other things but is the reality of my world too much? Is the magic over the top? Do I posses things you can’t get behind. Do I seem contrived and all powerful for the sake of being over powered. If you have a comment one way or the other I’d love to have an active conversation with you about it. AJ too, btw.

And Wit? I don’t think I’m funny. Sure I can come up with a few good lines. But is there wit involved? Again a question for those of you who have actually read my story.

And if you want to read more about those specific qualities and how they apply to heros read the linked article (Here I’ll even link it again.)

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