Saturday, 12 December 2009

Beefing up the bad guy

Abby Annis over on her blog asked about the bad guy. She is re-writing her WIP to introduce evil earlier in her work. She has been keeping the reasons for his less than caring nature under her hat. I started thinking about my two very different projects and the force of evil that affects the lives they meet.

Near Edgware

Evil is huge in the second installment of Jess and Caleb's lives. In Near Edgware it is the affects of psychotic evil that can be seen as first Jess and then Caleb and the pack are targeted. To use the spiked wolf collar showed his twisted genius for ironic torture.

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them."

I don't think anyone is ever ~ truly ~ all black or all white, checkered pasts produce checkered futures.

Meanwhile, aren't I doing well with the editing of Staying Lost ? Um


  1. There's a little good-guy in every bad-boy; isn't that why we love them so. They're not evil, just misguided.

    When I began writing my first novel, one of my MC was supposed to be a truly bad, bad man. By the time I finished developing his character he is a good guy who make some very bad choices.

    Editing is not so bad; it keeps the creative juices flowing for the next project.

    Have a great weekend.


  2. The line that gets crossed is usually drawn for us by the most significant people in our lives. That certainly was the case for my character who personifies evil.

    I think when characters are given the opportunity to explain themselves it tells us even more about the personality of the author too. :)

    Back to the editing :s