Thirteen Negative Traits For Heroes
I’m pondering book nine in my Middlemarch Mates series and the heroes in particular. Of course, it goes without saying that the heroine will love her two heroes to bits and think they’re the best thing since the invention of sliced bread (maybe even chocolate) but they need to be well-rounded. They need to be human. They need faults along with their positive traits. So, here are thirteen possibles for my heroes.
2. Too flirtatious with other females.
3. Smug or boastful.
4. Too arrogant.
5. Possessive or prone to jealousy.
7. Moody – prone to dark moods or temperamental.
8. No sense of humor.
12. Restless or quickly bored.
13. Fails to plan adequately.
Of course, these traits can be applied to women as well. I could also include things like obsessed with sex, speeds in car, leaves dirty clothes all over the floor, gambles or smokes, swears too much, burps or farts in public, hogs conversation.
Which vices/negative traits do you think are good for heroes in novels and in particular in romances? Do you have more suggestions for me? Do you like heroes to have large faults or do small ones work better for you?