The Heart of Every Story – The Hero

Does every story need a hero? The answer is yes. The hero is the heart — the emotional center — of your story.

Now, the hero doesn’t have to be a human being. It can even be an inanimate object, as long as it is imbued with human-like qualities. Watch this amusing video, where the hero is a lamp. Notice the use of camera angles, music and even the angle of the lamp’s neck to convince you it has human-like feelings.

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