Q: We're seeing more and more anti-heroes as main characters.
What makes an anti-hero and do you have a favorite?
What's NOT to love about anti-heroes/heroines? They're interesting characters who live in a gray area where they don't really care to be the good guys who run in and save the day, but even though they rarely play by the rules, they don't want to be the villains either. Some of the best characters ever created are anti-heroes/heroines.
They can be crude (I'm looking at you Jack Winter), they can be addicts (like Chess, Annabelle, Cherry..and yea, Jack again), or they can be really arrogant and self-serving. But despite their imperfections, they all have redeemable qualities that make them relate-able and incredibly entertaining.
Author Jennifer Harlow said it best "Given the choice between a conversation with a nice person or an interesting bastard I go bastard every time."
Here are some of my favorite characters who fit this category. Leave your favorites in the comments below!
PETE CALDECOTT & JACK WINTER
SIRANTHA JAX & MARCH
MARKO & ALANA