How Do You Create A Fictional Hero Character?
Heroic characters have a wide range of possibilities for fiction writers–from the fairy tale prince to the borderline villain/vigilante. When creating a heroic character, there are a few basic steps you need to consider that you can adapt for your particular story. In this article, I’ll show you some of these starting points. First of all, you need to get a good feel for the main core of the character–when this character is faced with obstacles, what is going to come out of them? A great visual is thinking of the character like a tube of toothpaste–you can have whatever you want on the outside as far as appearance, but what’s going to drive the plot is what happens when the character is squeezed. If you’re going for realism, your hero is going to need at least one major flaw (just as you can have a villain with some redeeming quality). Often you can take their greatest strength and have some element to it that can also makes it a weakness. There are also personality flaws–insecurit