Seven Ways Authors Are Basically Superheroes

A fun post from Bethany House! What makes an author a superhero to you?

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Movie theaters have been filled with superhero blockbuster hits recently, with more to come, and it got me thinking: there are a lot of similarities between writers and superheroes. No, they don’t wear capes or spandex in their author photos (and we’re grateful for that), but there are still some interesting similarities between your favorite writers and defenders of truth and justice.

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One: The library is their secret hideout. They can disappear there for days without coming out, either writing or researching or reading (or training their young superhero apprentices, a.k.a. children, to love reading).

Two: Want to see a list of sidekicks? Read the acknowledgements page of any of their novels. That’s basically what that page is.

Bonus reason: many authors have Grammar Girl as a sidekick! Bonus reason: many authors have Grammar Girl as a sidekick!

Three: Some authors, including several who write for Bethany House, have secret identities, alternately known as pen names.

Four: Just as superheroes…

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