Guest Post & Giveaway: Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin

Today we have Jen McLaughlin with us to talk about
As I sit down and hit play on my DVR, I realized something I’m doing that I didn’t even realize I was doing. The shows I look forward to watching the most? The ones I get the most excited about for premieres?  Well, almost all of them have anti-heroes. From a writing standpoint, this is excellent. It takes a lot of work to make a reader/watcher care about a character who is more villain than hero.

Readers and viewers tend to idolize our favorite characters, so when we see him cheating on his wife, or shooting someone, or making drugs and selling them, it takes a lot of caring on the readers/veiwers viewpoint for them to still root for him to get his happy ending. When I think antihero, a lot of names come to mind.

Tony Soprano. Walter White. Donald Draper. Jessie Pinkman. 

All of these men have one thing in common—they’re no hero. And yet, we still like them and want to see them, ultimately, redeem themselves. Most of them probably won’t. Most of them will probably stay the same way they’ve always been…yet still we love them.
So peeps, tell us
Who are some of your favorite anti-heroes to read or watch? 

I think my favorite anti-hero has to be Eric Northman from Sookie Stackhouse.  He's not a good guy but he's not really all bad either!  Although, he's ALL delicious ;)  Right, ladies?

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