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June 6, 2012

Birthing a Hero

by limebirdkate

Recently, I critiqued a science fiction/thriller. The author wrote a great action-packed story with lots of intrigue and suspense. However, regardless of the fact the protagonist was running for his life from hired guns, I didn’t really care about him.

The author also sent me a two-page character sketch that he’d outlined as part of his research. He did a great job. He convincingly strategized how the unlikely protagonist could accidentally fall into a deadly web of intrigue. The author also understood how the hero would potentially handle pressure and why he would be able to foil professional assassins. But there was a vital chunk missing.

Inner story.

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