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HERO TOUR: STEPPING ASIDE

  
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STEPPING ASIDE  
by Ursula Renée




I like a rich, handsome, courageous hero who goes out of his way to make the heroine feel special. He knows what she needs and tries his best to deliver. But, when a simple hug or a night out on the town is not enough to make things right, I prefer someone who realizes he does not always need to be the hero.

In a time of crisis, the hero should realize that it is not about him. He must be willing to push aside his need to prove himself and focus on those in trouble; even if it means admitting he is out of his league and he has to ask for help.

A hero does not feel like less of a man if he does not single-handedly save the day. He recognizes the value of teamwork. Instead of placing himself and others in danger because he does not have back up, he will wait for the cavalry to arrive.

Once help arrives, he will work with others to insure a positive outcome to the situation. If need be, he will step aside to let someone more qualified handle the situation, even if the expert is a woman.

In the long run, a true hero recognizes that a crisis is not the time or place to show off.♥


Ursula Renée is a Co-Vice President for RWA/NYC. She recently sold SWEET JAZZ, a historical romance, to The Wild Rose Press. When she is not writing, she enjoys photography, drawing and stone carving. Visit her at www.ursularenee.com.



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4 comments:

  1. I loved Ursula's assessment of the hero, because I'm in the same line of thinking. True heroes don't gloat or cherish accolades. They do their job and humbly walk away.

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  2. Nice definition of a hero

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  3. Michael:

    Thanks to Karen Rose, I've learned to appreciate the hero who when to stand down and be a team player. The people in her book who gloat, usually meet with a bad end.

    Ursula

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  4. bn100:

    Thank you and good luck int he drawing.

    Ursula

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