Thursday, February 26, 2009

Gottal Love a Good Bad Guy

**again I'm sorry about being late. i think i need a datebook**

I love a good bad guy. Theres something about a person that's so deliciously evil that you just can't help but like the bastard. Hannabal Lecter, Lucious Malfoy, Lestat; all wonderful. These are men (usually) that know right from wrong, but dammit, they just don't give a hoot. There's something just so COOL about them.

(Except for the zombie. They don't know right from wrong, they just know that there hungry. Pick up "World War Z" by Max Brooks. AWESOME)

A truly good bad guy is someone who takes the rules of society and decides "well that's all very well and good, but I don't think I want to live by those rules thank you very much." And 9 times out of 10 there damn sexy while doing it. That's a lot to live up t to as a writer. I have to make a bad guy who is not only a BAD GUY, but has enough redeeming qualities that he's a workable character, someone that you WANT to read about. Talk about pressure

I'm still in the beginning stages of my story. Still fleshing out my people, still trying to get a hold of who they are. And while I've given a lot of thought to who my bad guy is, i still haven't even out an internal face to the name. What I do know about him is that he's a supernatural, but I'm still not sure what kind he is. As soon as I've figured it out though, I'll let you all know.

1 comment:

Nancy J. Parra said...

Fun post! Half the fun about good bad guys is knowing they'll get ther comeuppence and wondering when and how.