Sunday, 22 March 2009

The Villain has the story

I dunno about you, but I love villains.

The stories I write need a great villain to counter the hero at every turn - frustrate, annoy, get under their skin.

This morning it struck me that I should probably write the Villain's story first since they are the ones with THE PLAN - 8 times out of 10 - and then rewrite that story from the Hero's perspective, as it impacts on the Hero's life. It may take a lot more work, but it will probably produce a better story ... so, I think I need to change the way I go about constructing a story.

I usually start with the Hero and construct the Villain accordingly.

I'm going to try starting with the Villain. ... See where that takes me....

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