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The Experimental Hero: Brought to You By Science

I’ve touched on a lot of different heroes over the years, so I’m surprised I never thought about this one before.  I mean, they’ve slipped into a few categories at times, but I never really locked onto the ‘experiment’ origin.  … Continue reading

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Moving From the Spotlight to the Shadows and Back Again

I’ve mentioned a few times that I write ensemble cast stories for the most part.  Legends of Windemere is the easiest example since you can’t really say any of the champions are more important than the others.  This wasn’t any easy … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Humanoid Monster Protagonists: Even the Undead Can Have Heart

Not many people try to write a story with a monster as the hero.  Well, you see it for kids a lot.  Paranormal romance enjoys this too, but it rarely happens when you get into the more action-oriented genres.  You … Continue reading

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How Far Can an Anti-Hero Go?

In War of Nytefall, I had to change mental gears because the Dawn Fangs aren’t exactly heroes.  They could be considered that by their own species, but they’re still fairly monstrous in that they kill and destroy a lot.  I considered … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Hurt a Hero: Don’t Read If You’re a Hero. Thanks.

Don’t let the picture fool you.  We aren’t talking exclusively about physical pain and torment.  That’s fairly easy and people have their own preferences.  Some villains go for the bones while others focus on the skin.  I went to Evil … Continue reading

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Questions 3: The Common Man Among Superhumans

The topic works off the idea that Delvin is a normal warrior among a group of superhumans.  You see it very often, but the characters in this role don’t typically rise beyond sidekick or fodder.  Rarely do they become a full-fledged hero … Continue reading

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Running Gag Heroes: Entertaining or Pathetic?

There are many heroes that have something they get teased about.  My own knowledge of this stems more from manga and anime than anything else.  Still, I remember Halt in Ranger’s Apprentice gets teased once or twice for the way … Continue reading

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