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Bullies, Bastards And Bitches: How To Write The Bad Guys Of Fiction - Jessica Page Morrell
Bullies, Bastards And Bitches: How To Write The Bad Guys Of Fiction
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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... show more
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 readersSet 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781582974842 (1582974845)
ASIN: 1582974845
Publisher: Writers Digest
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
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Sharon E. Cathcart
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This book was recommended to me by my friend and fellow author T.E. MacArthur. I concur with her premise that, no matter where we are in the authorship/publishing game, we can all learn something new.In this book, author Jessica Page Morrell not only writes about creating the baddies (antagonists an...
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