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Q&A Do readers primarily identify with or judge heroes in a novel?

In this article about different categories of heroes, Matt Bird states that sensitive and unlucky heroes are hard to write because audiences have a hard time caring about them. He says: "Americans...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by icanfathom‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A How do I avoid the "chosen hero" feeling?

In many works of genre-fiction (I'm talking mainly about fantasy and sci-fi, but others genres can apply), and across many forms of media, the main characters ends up being special in some ways. M...

10 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Liquid‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Would this character be classified as an antivillain, antihero, or something else entirely?

From an analysis standpoint, I'm trying to determine what classification the antagonist and protagonist in my story would fall under in terms of the classic literary labels of "hero," "villain," "a...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by stix‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the origin of the Hero's Journey?

I'm curious as to whether or not there was one story seen as the 'first' example of the Hero's Journey. Most Googling returns academic theory (Campbell's steps) rather than examples. But I'm curi...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by peanut‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Effective hero journeys that don't kill the villain?

Are there good examples of the hero's journey that don't include any physical deaths within them? My hero has crisis and 'death' of self/ideals/psyche; hero prevails in the end, all good. But, I j...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by DPT‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Alternative for the Hero's journey (since it is about Ego)

According to psychologist Carl Jung, there are divisions into one's mind. The "Self" (often described as "Higher-Self" or "Soul") is what hold all of those divisions together (or try to). It is wha...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Hanilucas‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why would my "Hero" start his Quest to save the world?

In my first big novel-kind-of-thing I'm currently working on, I have a run-of-the-mill, super-non-special "Hero" - the Antagonist. A Jon Doe, someone, who knows how to handle everyday stuff and can...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Olaf Klausson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What if the hero doesn't win? [closed]

I'm just an amateur writer. One thing that's strange to me is that there seem to be "rules" about writing. The story should consist of five parts, etc. To my untrained writing brain this seems t...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by horse hair‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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