Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I was reading about fairies and the fae realms while I'm writing The Deadly Fae, although everyone has their own versions, which is what makes it fun to write my own version, and had to include my knight errant here today.
It's hard for me to keep a hero dark in a story--I always want to "rehabilitate" them so that they are loving and kind and what everyone wants in a hero. Yet, it's important to show growth in characters, so I struggle to keep my hero dark until he has "grown."
I've read stories about heroes who are dark--dark pasts, who verge on abusive, and I can't see how that could be appealing to readers, yet for some it is. I don't care how much one romanticizes about such behavior, it's just not romantic to me! :)
Well, I'm off to work on Fae some more. I still need to finish up two more rounds for the contest that Ian is in...
Oh, and it's possible that The Dark Fae and the others in the series might come out in print from my historical publisher. We'll see!
Hope you have a lovely Tuesday!!! Yesterday was unbelievable at work, but then I knew it would be. It's like that every day now.
If you fell in love with a roguish hero, how would you try to rehabilitate him? Or would you let love take its course?
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."