Who is your favourite hero or anti-hero? What is it that intrigues you about them? Are they squeaky clean and perfect or do they have a dark past to hide or over come?

Is the concept of hero out dated?

Spend 5 minutes listing all the characteristics you think a hero should have, then compare it to your favourite (or least favourite!) hero.

Is it a perfect fit? Possibly not, if not why not? Is it those imperfections which drew you to them?

Go away form the lists for 15 minutes or so, then come back and write for 20 minutes. If something doesn’t instantly occur to you start by describing your hero and how the list applied to them.