Tuesday, November 11, 2008

SWOONING!
I confess--I'm swooning over the hero in my own book as I write. My heroine put it quite eloquently: how dare he look so masculine and lovable all at the same time. Not that he won't screw it up in a few minutes, but for now he's got my attention--I mean, my heroine's attention. It's one of those scenes that makes me say, "Ahh, now that's what I'm talking about."

The great thing about writing (one of the great things, anyway) is that you can build your own hero exactly as you know a man should be. The trick is not whacking your own significant other with a pillow to the head when he doesn't match up to your fiction! Poor guy, wouldn't know what hit him.

Here are 5 random facts about my hero:

1. He almost made it to the Olympics, but bombed the trials.
2. He's the most easy going person I've ever written, which makes him the perfect complement to the uptight heroine.
3. He likes to wear Sponge Bob T-shirts.
4. He loathes having his picture taken, but for the heroine he'll make the sacrifice.
5. He makes blueberry muffins for his mama.

Your turn. Five random facts about your hero!

P.S. My hero doesn't really look like Fabio =P



12 comments:

Betsy Ann said...

HAHA!!! I was like....uh, that's not Jordan.... Fabio in Spongebob gear. There's a picture.

Here's 5 facts about Andy:

1. He's a youth pastor
2. He's a romantic at heart
3. He keeps a super messy apartment
4. He's got a soft spot for teens in trouble
5. He's always willing to help others

Betsy Ann said...

HAHA!!! I was like....uh, that's not Jordan.... Fabio in Spongebob gear. There's a picture.

Here's 5 facts about Andy:

1. He's a youth pastor
2. He's a romantic at heart
3. He keeps a super messy apartment
4. He's got a soft spot for teens in trouble
5. He's always willing to help others

Georgiana said...

LOL, Fabio! I just needed a graphic.

Yay for youth pastors with soft spots!

Shelley said...

My hero...well let me see...

1. He looks like a young Richard Dean Anderson (yummy).
2. He's red/green colour blind.
3. He's an amateur photographer
4. Drives a motorcycle and a yellow jeep
5. He's a non-Christian but is searching and will accept Jesus as his Saviour.

Erica Vetsch said...

What a fun topic! And, Fabio??? LOL

My current hero:

1. He's a shipbuilder.
2. He's baffled by all things female.
3. He doesn't want to admit how many character traits he shares with his control-freak grandfather.
4. He'll do anything to keep his word.
5. He likes to go to the circus. :)

Georgiana said...

Shelley, wouldn't it be fun to make real life people accept Jesus as easily as we can our characters?

Erica--I'm really anxious to read that circus scene! THAT is one scene that's not overdone in CBA!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Okay, I'll play. This is the hero in my WIP. It's early on in the writing, so I'm still learning about him.

1) A business man turned Pastor
2) Fiddles with a particular something he holds in his pocket when he's anxious or nervous. (Haven't decided what that something is just yet. Any ideas for me?)
3) Working with the youth and young adult boys is his favourite part of his job.
4) He's an only child from a wealthy family.
5) Is most comfortable in a pair of track pants.

Gina C said...

Oh, I gotta play.

1. His a cynical ex-cop
2. Feels guilty for wife and son's death.
3. Very sarcastic and gives everyone nick names like Sawyer on LOST
4. Underneath he's a softy and can't say no to someone in need!
5. Spent summers with his Christian Grandparents (Hey, just realized that now.)

Betsy Ann said...

Eileen, about the misc. pocket item - what about a roll of breath mints? Or coins?

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Betsy, I'd thought of coins, but that seemed too normal. Wouldn't the breath mints be a great one? What fun I could twist that into. But back to the coin. You made me just think of something. What if it was a coin, but a special one, one that reminded him of his few years as a business man trying to please his successful dad in the family business. What business has coins associated with it? Casino? Would that work? Would a small town church take on a pastor whose family owns a casino? A pastor who used to manage a casino?

Oh, you really got me thinking, woman! Thanks so VERY much!!!

Georgiana: You're a gift! I was really feeling dead in the water with this story. But your question really helped, and now your visitors are helping massively too. You guys are all treasures from Above!!!

THANK YOU!

Georgiana said...

I slept in so I'm coming in late to the discussion. Yes, you all are the bestest!

I think a church would take a pastor whose family owned a casino, but if he'd managed it that might be more tricky. I do like the breath mint idea--or the coins if it's symbolic. Maybe he or his father was a coin collector??

Georgiana said...

Gina--I like your hero! Now I'm curious about what happened to make him guilty.... Someday I'm going to have to read the rest of the story!

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