I have a strange problem when it comes to writing bad people in fiction. When I first write them, I'll make them despicable and totally unlikeable. But the problem is, I eventually start to enjoy writing as them and the more I enjoy writing as them the less 'bad' and unlikeable they become. You see, when I write as a character a lot, I then can't help but make them a little more sympathetic, even if they are generally quite flawed. I think it ties in to how I view the world; I know some people will tell you that some people are 'just bad' but I don't agree with that at all; nobody is 'just bad' and while people do sometimes realise that their actions are not 'right' that doesn't mean that they are just a 'bad person' and to believe that is the case is a rather black and white way of viewing things. In fiction, a villain often is portrayed in a very black and white sort of a way, but I nearly always end of writing them more as anti-heroes after a while, rather than plain villains. I'm not entirely sure whether this is a strength or a weakness, but it is an interesting pattern I have noticed in my work...
New to this Site?
Click here for all the best posts.
I'm currently in the process of completely overhauling the archive system to make it more easy to use. Bear with me, it may look messy for a bit.
Funny & Silly Entries
Give me them here.