The Balanced Hero: Brains + Guts = Survival


Check out this post from the Legends of Windemere blog on the traits of the balanced hero

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Betting those who visit my blog a lot saw this one coming because I usually end stuff like this talking about finding balance.  Just like in real life, your characters may naturally gravitate toward a middle ground.  They might be more of one side, but they still use the other in certain situations.  A Thinker who doesn’t have time will depend on their instincts that have been honed through years of making plans.  An instinct character who gets into a bad spot might take a moment to observe and plan to get out of the mess.

Now, you can start on one side and not have much of a problem. I say ‘much’ because you’ll always have some readers who get annoyed at a ‘reckless’ or ‘slow-acting’ hero right from the beginning.  Like real people, characters evolve in tactics and habits.  An inexperienced hero being all instinct…

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