Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thirty-two years and he's still my prototype.

Today marks thirty two years I've been married to my hero. Or should I say heroes?

Like all writers I put people I know into my characters and the person I know best and love the most is my husband. So it only makes sense that I put a bit of him into all my heroes making them the loves of my life while I'm writing their stories.

The traits I've put in my characters that are my husband's are:
hard working
steward of the land

Marshal in Petticoats - Gil- honest, confident, loyal
Outlaw in Petticoats- Zeke - playful, mischievous, confident, loyal
Miner in Petticoats - Ethan -hard working, honest, loyal
Doctor in Petticoats - Clay- playful, honest, loyal
Gambling on an Angel - Bas - social, confident, loyal

Perfectly Good Nanny - Brock - steward of the land,hard working, honest, loyal
Bridled Heart - Holt - playful, honest, loyal

Spirit of the Mountain - Himiin - steward of the land, honest, confident, loyal
Spirit of the Lake - Wewukiye - playful, social, confident, loyal

What traits of your husband or significant other are hero traits?

Paty Jager


  1. Loved your blog and I enjoy reading blogs. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for stopping in, Sharon.

  3. Paty,

    The traits of my husband that I use are:

    Takes care of everyone
    Forgiving most of the time

    I'm sure there are many more, but I can't of them right now.

  4. Congratulations, Paty. Like you, I use my Hero for the good qualities of the heroes I create. Aren't we lucky to still be in love with our husbands?

  5. Paty--I believe honesty and loyalty go a long way with you. And so they should. I like the photo of your hero.
    Me, too, on married to my hero, a six-one lanky Texan, that has these traits. Every one of them. Others that know him--even his family--does not know he is playful and funny--I'm the only person, I think, who ever sees this. He's more comfortable with me than with others. Nice post. Celia

  6. How wonderful you have such a great role model for your characters. Does your hubby read your stories and see himself in them?

    Congrats on your anniversary. :)

    I use my hubby in my heroes too, along with a few other men I admire. It is great to be able to draw from their personalities.

  7. Paty - congratulations on your anniversary! It is so great that you draw on your hero traits from your husband. I guess I do, too, in terms of integrity and loyalty and his willingness to do anything no matter how humiliating to protect/defend his family. Pete and I celebrated 34 years in March - you and I are lucky girls.

  8. Sandy,

    Great traits for your husband.

    Caroline, yes! I'm thankful every day that we(my husband and I ) found each other.

    Celia, everyone knows my hubby's playfulness. He is always playing pranks on people!

    Marlene, No, my husband doesn't read my stories. He prefers tractor manuals and sale catalogs.
    Thank you!

  9. My husband is the inspiration for my heroes, too. :)

    Here are some of his traits that I've given my heroes:
    sense of humor
    family man

    Thanks for theinteresting post!


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