I love stories.

I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.

And I write them.

I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.

I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.

In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.

My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)

Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.


Question: Is it true that as long as you have an interesting villain, a story doesn’t require a well-fleshed out hero?

Does a story require both a well-fleshed out villain and hero?

Two things come to mind:

  1. If the story falls within a genre that requires the hero to be not only a main character, but an essential one, then, yes, the story requires a well-fleshed out hero, simply because this particular kind of story does. Think romance. Without a well-fleshed out hero, the story would fall flat no matter how interesting the remaining characters were.
  2. In other types of stories, if you have an interesting villain and not a well-fleshed out hero, then you have simply turned your villain into the hero and the ‘hero’ into a minor character. Not all heroes are nice people and having a villain that is also the hero isn’t all that unusual.

2 responses to “Question: Is it true that as long as you have an interesting villain, a story doesn’t require a well-fleshed out hero?”

  1. This is so very interesting Florence, and it does make sense. Thank you. Have a Great week.

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