I look forward to our monthly group blog. I love reading the other writers talking about the same topic. We all have such varied ideas and post so many thought provoking posts. Today we’re talking about heroes.
What do you think of when someone says the word heroes?
My mind skirted from my personal heroes, to those who fight for their country, those who travel to foreign countries for the Olympics, to those who serve in the diplomatic corps in embassies around the world, firemen and policemen. There are so many. Then I thought about the heroes I write.
What could I write about all these heroes, which should I chose?
Then I started thinking about the characteristics these heroes have. Soldiers are strong, have a love of country, they’re trained, they’re focused on a goal, dependable, they’re someone you respect and probably would like as a friend (or lover).
Olympic athletes, a different brand of heroes but they are strong, love their country, they’re trained and focused on a goal, dependable (If they practice hours every day to get where they are – they’re dependable) you respect them and what they do and would probably like them as a friend.
Police, firemen, diplomats, while different, they all have a core of similar characteristics. You get the picture.
So when I’m working on a hero for my book I realize these are the same qualities my heroes should have. Yes he might be tall, dark and handsome, drink too much or have other quirks that aren’t in the above lists, and maybe he’s struggling with some of the qualities. Maybe he has a physical defect, but these are secondary qualities. It’s the core characteristics I’ve mentioned that I’m going to be focusing on from now on.
What are your thoughts? Agree? Disagree? Does he have to be sexy and gorgeous? I’d love to hear from you.
Now don’t forget to check out Ginger Simpson’s blog next at http://mizging.blogspot.com.
And then work your way through the rest of our group and compare our very different takes on the topic of Heroes.
Diane Bator at http://dbator.blogspot.ca
Marci Baun http://www.marcibaun.com/
Lynn Crain at http://lynncrain.blogspot.co.at/
Connie Vines at http://connievines.blogspot.com/
Aimee -- A.J. Maguire at http://ajmaguire.wordpress.com/
Rhobin Courtright at http://rhobinleecourtright.com/