GUEST POST: The Antihero by Guest Author Eric Staggs (@somenewlanguage)

There’s no end to the books and guides, manuals even, written about writing. Set to that body of work with a ginsu knife and you can carve out probably a dozen or more sub-categories of study within the world of writing.

I know my shelves are lined with books about writing. One topic that’s never well enough addressed for me is the Hero / Anti-Hero juxtaposition. Popular media is rampant with badass tough guys with that one redeeming quality. Are these characters the ultimate examples of the literary craft? Probably not. But they draw us in and we love them.

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GUEST POST: The Antihero by Guest Author Eric Staggs (@somenewlanguage)

There’s no end to the books and guides, manuals even, written about writing. Set to that body of work with a ginsu knife and you can carve out probably a dozen or more sub-categories of study within the world of writing.

I know my shelves are lined with books about writing. One topic that’s never well enough addressed for me is the Hero / Anti-Hero juxtaposition. Popular media is rampant with badass tough guys with that one redeeming quality. Are these characters the ultimate examples of the literary craft? Probably not. But they draw us in and we love them.

  Continue reading GUEST POST: The Antihero by Guest Author Eric Staggs (@somenewlanguage)