Writing Excuses 4.2: Heroism
If you want to write a good, heroic hero, this is the podcast for you. We’re not necessarily talking about the archetypical, classically-defined, capital-H “Hero” in this podcast, though. We’re talking about what makes readers stand up and cheer.
And yes, this can be applied to the archetype, but let’s not digress.
We talk about perseverance, sacrifice, hard work, fear-facing, and a bunch of other attributes that we find inherently heroic.
Audiobook Plug: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
Writing Prompt: Write a scene in which a character makes a noble sacrifice and is not rewarded.
Mystery Soundbite! We have no idea who those gents with mouthfuls of marshmallows were, but Jordo caught them on tape…
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