Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Hero's Journey #4

Creating a Hero - Healing The Flaw

In the real world, love can’t fix everything--but we eternally hopeful romance authors believe that love makes a person strong enough to deal with anything. That includes flaws, both real and fictional. Now that he’s known the love of his good woman, your hero will be able to heal, or at least come to terms with, the flaw that he started with in your book.

The end of a book is much more satisfying to the reader if she can see that your characters are in a better place now than where they began. In romance, you must guarantee the happy ending of your hero and heroine. That hopeful message is why we keep reading romances ... and why we keep writing them!

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