We’ve discussed the Hero’s goals and how you can get the reader to identify and sympathize with the Hero. So who, exactly, is the Hero?
He’s an extreme, larger than life, slightly neurotic, driven type. He stands out in a crowd. He should be just a little bit better than the average guy – stronger, wittier, more beautiful, but not excessively so.
The heroic journey is about one thing: The pursuit of the Hero’s goal. Your first job is to get the reader to identify with the Hero.
This article is by guest poster, David Sims, author and former WriteAtHome writing coach. ***** The late great Doctor …
Let me tell you every story that’s ever been written, told, filmed or sung.
Every good one, that is.
Somebody is living in the world of the common day. Ordinary day-to-day life. He’s not comfortable there, something’s… off. Then it happens: He gets an invitation, in some way, to enter a different world. Go on an adventure. A quest.