Trust Me, I'm a Storyteller

August 29, 2008

Heroes and Villains

Filed under: Writing Stories — roundtablewriting @ 10:57 pm

Most of us can give examples of the socio-path, that person in the office or class or club who gets their jollies by making others look and feel bad. Who can only feel tall if others are made to feel small. It can be enlightening and liberating to create and write from the point of view of a character who is a villain and very unlike you (naturally).

Next time a socio-path crosses your path, pin them metaphorically to the page. Analyse their behaviour, put them in challenging situations and settings, make them metamorphosise into a character in a story. Often villains are much more interesting and more fun to create than heroes. It’s also very liberating to explore different types of personalities and behaviours, to try to understand what makes people tick.

Who are your favourite fictional villains – what is it about these villains that captures your imagination and/or fascinates you?

Captain Hook

Captain Hook Wikipedia

Sharon

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