Most people aren’t 100% good or 100% bad. There are bits of goodness and badness in all of us…including villains.
Flat villains with no dimension to them are just as uninteresting as Pollyanna protagonists. As a reader, my interest is always piqued when I get to see another side of a bad guy…if he does something unexpectedly kind, for example. I usually wonder if there’s an ulterior motive—and wondering is good for readers. It helps keep them engaged in the story. Even if there isn’t an ulterior motive, it’s interesting because it offers another side to the character.
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- Holding Up The Mirror: Hands-On Tips For Spotting Flaws In Your Writing http://ow.ly/m8HAd
- WriterStrong – Creating Nail-Biting Suspense http://ow.ly/m8HG5
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- Mystery vs. Suspense: The 8 Keys http://ow.ly/m8IpB
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