Sunday, August 8, 2010

CREATING AN EVIL CHARACTER

WHAT CREATES A MALICIOUS CHARACTER?
What do you draw on (assuming you aren’t a serial killer) to create evil characters? Hopefully, none of you are truly in tune with your wicked sides. So, how do you create a character that is so opposite from what you know? Do you watch a lot of scary movies? Read true crime? Have a bizarre imagination? Just what do you do to put the evil, nasty, dark side of life onto your pages?
And how do you balance that dark side with light?

SUSPENSE WRITERS

There must be a reason why you choose to write evil.
How about sharing?

3 comments:

  1. How do I create evil characters? Probably because my spiritual journey involves contact with those individuals who treated me in an evil way. Not that either of us are evil but are emotions display we have come in contact with a person who acts evil.

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  2. I have a hard time with this because, in order to get inside of a bad guy's head, I have to "get reacquainted" with the old (wo)man who died when I made Christ my life. (And she's all to willing to be dredged up.) I don't do it very often because I don't like her very much.

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  3. I totally understand. It IS hard. But remember it from this aspect. We can now compare to what we were and see God's grace. Woohoo!

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