Thursday, February 25, 2010

Handsome Heroes Tip #1

If you're writing a story that involves a charming, handsome hero type with a past that nearly everyone likes, let him get beat up. Fans loving nothing better than to see their favorite hero suffer physical pain over something personal - whether it be over his job, girl, or childhood feud.

Why don't people see through devices like this?

Well, maybe they do. But the character is real and the character is suffering. And even if they notice this device, they'll still fall for it. Why?

Because I know what that is, but I still fall for it. Heroes aren't heroes unless they suffer. Compassion for a character is a sure shot way to get fans.

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