Jun. 14th, 2012

alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Default)
I thought this article had some good suggestions for crafting a good, solid antagonist. We always joke about how every bad guy is the hero of his own story, but it's true -- people always have good reasons for what they're doing.* They always are looking for the best outcome for themselves.

The trick, of course, is that often they're using limited imagination. And their positive intention is definitely not positive for others!

* Unless they're nuts. But that's a special antagonist and a different writing challenge!
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (DontWannaCat)
I don't know if I get to go to dance class tonight. Waiting on calling someone back.

*Sigh*

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