Bullies, Bastards And Bitches: How To Write The Bad Guys Of Fiction

Bullies, Bastards And Bitches: How To Write The Bad Guys Of Fiction

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by Jessica Morrell
     
 

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Get to Know Your Character's Sinister Side

A truly memorable antagonist is not a one-dimensional super villain bent on world domination for no particular reason. Realistic, credible bad guys create essential story complications, personalize conflict, add immediacy to a story line, and force the protagonist to evolve.

From mischief-makers to villains to

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Get to Know Your Character's Sinister Side

A truly memorable antagonist is not a one-dimensional super villain bent on world domination for no particular reason. Realistic, credible bad guys create essential story complications, personalize conflict, add immediacy to a story line, and force the protagonist to evolve.

From mischief-makers to villains to arch nemeses, Bullies, Bastards & Bitches shows you how to create nuanced bad guys who are indispensable to the stories in which they appear. Through detailed instruction and examples from contemporary bestsellers and classic page-turners, author Jessica Page Morrell also shows you how to:

  • Understand the subtle but key differences between unlikeable protagonists, anti-heroes, dark heroes, and bad boys
  • Supply even your darkest sociopath with a sympathetic attribute that will engage readers
  • Set the stage for an unforgettable standoff between your hero and your villain
  • Choose the right type of female villain—femme fatale, mommy dearest, avenger, etc.—for your story
Bullies, Bastards & Bitches is your all-encompassing bad-guy compendium to tapping into any character's dark side.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599634326
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
07/14/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
796 KB

Meet the Author


Jessica Morrell is the author of Between the Lines: Mastering the Subtle Elements of Fiction. She has been teaching writers since 1991 through a variety of venues, including online at iVillage.com. She works as a developmental editor and writing coach working with a variety of fiction writers, and currently writes a monthly column for the Willamette Writers newsletter as well as her own monthly newsletter, The Writing Life.
www.writing-life.com thewritinglifetoo.blogspot.com

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