Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 4:42 AM | By: Taffy
Today I'm posting my thoughts and a few notes from Jeff Savage's class, Villainous: Creating Characters We Love To Hate.
We compared heroes and villains. Surprisingly, they had similar traits. They are both an everyday man, have flaws, and own special powers but doesn't have to be super powers.
Motives are what separate the hero from the villain. What happened in the villains life that made them the way they are?
The best villains are like the hero if the hero had taken a different path.
Does your villain care about something that is good? That is a weakness that invests the reader.
Trying looking at the characters from different points of view. Try first person of villain, victim, hero, and minion.
How does it all end? With destruction or redemption?