Thursday, April 26, 2012

A-Z Blogging Letter "W"

Missy Tippens, here. Today, we're once again talking about heroes. And the letter is "W." "W" is for...


Now, before you run off, let me explain! Remember, we on the FAITH blog are writers. And we enjoy writing heroes we love. But they can't be perfect can they? If there were, they wouldn't be believable or even really likable. Because who likes someone who's perfect?

No, our heroes have to have "warts." Flaws. Weaknesses. Think of some of your favorite heroes in books and movies. Can you think of a flaw that made him relatable, human?

The hero in my latest book, A House Full of Hope, Mary Ryker--former bad boy who left town in shame, has made good and comes home seeking redemption. But one of his flaws is that when he can't solve a problem, he tends to want to throw money at it. And that doesn't sit well with his dad and the heroine. He has to learn through the book that it's more important to invest himself in those he loves.

I'd love for you to share some imperfect (warty) heroes you love. :)

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  1. This looks like a cane-toad. I met his great, great grandfather and all his relatives in Queensland, Australia many years ago. Although I don't shy away from creatures readily, these little warty toads gave me the creeps. Maybe without their appendages, they'd be nice little critters. Blog on!

  2. LOL, Francene. :) According to the people who put up the photos on Crestock (where I purchased the rights to use them), one is a yellow-bellied toad (Bombina variegata) and the other is a sand frog. Maybe they're related! :)

  3. cute Missy! although I hate to match the words warty and hero together... it just ruins the whole idea of a great hero for me, LOL, jk

  4. LOL, Christy! You don't think of it turning into a prince??