Creative Writing and the Antihero

Good post about “anti-heroes” (think: Han Solo). What are your thoughts regarding character development for an unwilling hero? Do posts like this one help you with writer’s block as it relates to supporting characters?

Keep writing & keep sharing! – Cronin Detzz

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

The anti-hero: we all know and love that kind of character, whether in fantasy, sci-fi, action/adventure, or historical fiction. But what makes a GOOD anti-hero, and what makes him trite?

After discussing the reluctant hero and the willing hero over the last few days, I hadn’t thought to continue my exploration of heroic types in literature and what to keep in mind when you write about them.

Then Emmi Visser of The Grand Asylum mentioned the anti-hero on my comment threads, claiming that Han Solo from Star Wars is one of her favorite characters. (I love Han as well. Who doesn’t? He’s awesome!)

Emmi made me realize that dedicating a post to the anti-hero would make sense after all.

After that, Michael Eidson of The Troll Mystic also mentioned antiheroes. He asked whether the labels of “willing” and “reluctant” could apply to anti-heroes. I had already written this post and…

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