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Monday, 26 November 2007

Hero Archetype - The Swashbuckler

According to Tami Cowden there are 8 main Hero Archetypes in Romantic Fiction.

I thought I would test this theory with a few examples, and today's example is:

Hero Archetype 3: The Swashbuckler

The SWASHBUCKLER: Mr. Excitement, he’s an adventure. This guy is action, action, and more action. He's physical and daring. Fearless, he’s a daredevil, or an explorer. He needs thrills and chills to keep him happy.
It almost makes me want to write an historical. Almost.


Debs said...

Mmmm gorgeous, definately a winner. I vote for swashbucklers every time.

Ray-Anne said...

Thanks Debs. I am thinking about how to incorporate elements of that character into my contemp romance work - mountaineering is probably the only think I am familiar with and I have tried that once with a climber/emergency medic set in a TB clinic in Nepal.
That one has yet to find a home... perhaps TB is not sexy enough, unlike the hunky hero...LOL

Casdok said...

Oh yes Jonny Depp!!

Kate Hardy said...

I'll say two words.

Antonio Banderas.


(PS. Your Nepal book. MEDICAL ROMANCE. Think about it...)

Ray-Anne said...

Hi Kate. Swoon away, I won't say a thing. :-)