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The Kissy Bits #2 – I Need A Hero

14. December 2005

Show Number 2, yay!

In today’s show: How to create a memorable hero.

– hero as secondary protagonist
The Eight Hero Archetypes
– first impressions
– naming
– outer view and inner view
– round versus flat characters
– bringing them to life
– appearance, speech, attitude, actions, thoughts
– just a starting point
– tell me what you want in future shows!

Thanks for listening.
Also, if you’re a fellow podcaster and have a promo that you would like me to play on this show, let me know!

Listen to the show

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Tee permalink
    16. December 2005 6:06 pm

    Terrific show on the hero! Great character development concepts, Kiki, seriously. But something you said threw me for a loop…

    Your favorite character is the swashbuckler, you say?

    Have I got a podcast for you…Morevi: The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana by Lisa Lee and yours truly. Just picture Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon mixing it up with Pirates of the Caribbean.


  2. Kiki permalink
    16. December 2005 9:39 pm

    I’ve actually started listening to it.
    ! I’ve subscribed through Podiobooks a while ago, but never seem to have the time to just listen to the tale (I prefer not to do something else while enjoying fiction).
    So far, it’s great! Do you happen to know whether the print copy is actually distributed in Australia? It can be a bit difficult to get smaller press books here at times. I might have to order it… ^_^

  3. Tee permalink
    17. December 2005 4:12 am

    Hey, Kiki…e-mail when you can. Got a favor to ask…

  4. Richard White permalink
    19. December 2005 3:47 am


    Outstanding show. I heard about your podcast from Tee, and I’ve definitely added you to my bookmarks for future shows.

    I liked the notion of accessorizing as well. Even writing fantasy as I do, I like to try and give characters something unique, a special weapon, a silver brooch they were (with specific memories attached to it), etc. I agree, it helps not only make the character more memorable, but sometimes the accessory gives me an idea for a sub-plot (What’s the story behind why the archer has only gray fletched arrows?)

    Looking forward to your next podcast!

  5. Anonymous permalink
    20. December 2005 3:50 pm

    MUAHAHAHAHAHA i have finally heard your podcast. First thing i have to say, well done and good job. Second thing, you sound sooooooo different on the podcast and lastly, i think it was good of you to touch on the male character first before the female, cos everyone believes that females are the most important of romance and this clearly shows that the male is just as important. I mean whats a romance without the guy…….okay lets not go into that -_-‘ AAAAAAnyway, i’ll be keeping an eat out for your next cast. Ciao

    oh i’ll remain anonymous for now and see if you can guess who i am, i’ll reveal my identity the next time i post 😀

  6. Kiki permalink
    21. December 2005 9:16 pm

    I turn my back for one second, and suddenly everybody’s commenting. Yay!

    Richard, I think fantasy esecially lends itself sooo well to accessorising, since the presence of magic et al can make objects characters of their own (the Elric tales come to mind…).

    Tee is an advertising machine! Look out for him on my next show. ^_-

    Oh, and Mr Anonymous… There are only so many people that laugh like this. =P

    And yeap, can’t have romance without the guy; at least not traditionally…

    As for sounding differently, I’m working on that. But doesn’t everybody sound differently in recordings? ^_-
    THAT’S NOT MY VOICE! Nooooooo!

    Okay, now back to editing that next show.

  7. Anonymous permalink
    24. December 2005 9:20 am

    What’s this. You go and make a pocast and don’t tell me about it. For shame.

    **shakes head**


  8. Jenna Glatzer permalink
    28. December 2005 8:25 am

    Great show! Just subscribed through iTunes and plan to plug your podcast on next week 🙂

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