obiwankenobiQuite often I hear that bad guys are more fun to write and to read than good guys. In modern fiction we see lots of villainous heroes, flawed heroes, and just plain villains, but we don’t see a lot of good guys. Honestly, I can say that I’ve always had trouble writing pure characters. I can write great villains, but a real, genuine good guy is significantly more difficult. However, some of my all time favorite characters are good guys. Captain America and Superman are the first two who come to mind, but Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi aren’t far behind, and there are a plethora of other well written, thoroughly interesting, and relatively flawless good guys who are genuine, exciting, and moral in the truest sense of the word. So, your challenge this week is simple: write a story about the topic. If you’re going to post is here, keep it around 500 words. If you post it elsewhere and expect me to read it, post a link here, and keep it around 1000 words.

Your Challenge: Write a story about a good guy. Not a flawed hero, not a scarred vigilante seeking to make the world a better place by offing the bad guys, and not a villain. Your story must be about a genuine good guy. He doesn’t have to be perfect, but he can’t have any major flaws (i.e. he’s not an addict, he doesn’t have multiple personalities, he’s not two-timing his wife, etc).


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