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Jack Katz: On Creativity, Synchronicity, Fear, and Romantic Beauty and Human Tragedy

By Seth Singleton https://radiopublic.com/storytelling-with-seth-6nPwKj/ep/s1!edc0b Discovery is an original experience. I first experienced Jack Katz through his art. I saw a drawing that was hanging in the restroom at Sam’s Log Cabin in Albany, Ca. My wife and I had stopped in for breakfast. After we ordered our meal I used the restroom and saw the … Continue reading Jack Katz: On Creativity, Synchronicity, Fear, and Romantic Beauty and Human Tragedy

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Podcast – DC Comics – New Age of DC Heroes – Review: The Immortal Men #2

By Seth Singleton https://radiopublic.com/storytelling-with-seth-6nPwKj/ep/s1!aa0b3 This review originally posted on dccomicsnews.com The Immortal Men #2 Writers: James Tynion IV Artists: Ryan Benjamin Summary Caden Park ran out of the horrors of a subway nightmare and onto the streets of a deserted New York City. Why does the cab driver who picks him up call himself the … Continue reading Podcast – DC Comics – New Age of DC Heroes – Review: The Immortal Men #2

Do Superheroes Ever Have This Problem? Finding Your Character’s Motivation

By Seth Singleton

Getting up in the morning is hard enough without trying to save the world.
Getting up just to save the world does not sound like a good enough reason.
What reasons do your characters have for getting up? 

Why do most of us get up?

Turns out, it depends on who you are and what matters to you.

Usually, it is for an obligation like work or family. Like any responsibility, it can be hard to find the inspiration to get started.

What is Motivation?

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Facing a Hard Decision? This is Your Moment to be a Hero

Are heroes chosen?
Or, do the choices made by ordinary people define a hero?

There is a recurring argument in storytelling.

One side claims that something or someone decides who becomes a hero.

The other side claims that a hero is an ordinary person who takes action, and chooses to be heroic.

Two writers are using a comic book character, and his universe, to further the argument that heroes are not chosen.