Wednesday, May 4, 2022

O is for Obstinate and More

 

The Stubborn Mule by Hermann G. Simon


People who are obstinate can be real asses, can't they? I expect that characteristic will loom large in the beginning of the first book of the Cutting Edge mystery series. I have three people to define, two in an antagonistic hero and heroine relationship, that will eventually (who knows when?) turn into a romance, and one adolescent child between the two determined to get them matched up. All will exhibit unique forms of obstinance. Because the ways we're are stubborn are very personal, aren't they? And the reasons for obstinance are even more interesting. Some negative characteristics often cloaked by obstinance include:

  • Close-minded
  • Manipulative
  • Hostile
  • Anxious
  • Rebellious

But even more interesting are the positive aspects, which include:

  • Strong will
  • Resilience
  • Defense against peer pressure
  • Passion and vigor
  • Good work ethic
Just to name a few good qualities that all my mains will possess! And maybe a few of the negative. I'll have to pick a few for each so they don't overlap and sound like the same character. Or worse, the writer! Who me? Obstinate? That could never happen. 


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