by Gary Fearon
In virtually every story we write, it's a given that we will give our
hero challenges to face. Those obstacles we put in his/her path are
likely to be external in nature, delivered by either circumstances or an
antagonist. But we can increase the drama further by slipping in some
internal struggles for our hero too.
Besides making our protagonist more lifelike, a character flaw has the power to add the fascinating element of irony
A hero who becomes the guardian of his brother's kids will have a worse
time of it if he had vowed never...
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