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Villains ... What makes a good one?

A discussion on nemisis-es...-es...

Superman had Lex Luthor, Batman had The Joker, Doctor Who had The Master, Robin Hood had the Sheriff Of Nottingham, Sherlock Holmes had Moriarty, the list goes on and on. Who does your story have? Does it even need one? But if it does, what makes them great and momorable?

 

(Note for newcomers: We actually meet in the Atrium, next door, but access is through the coffee shop.)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I for one feel that (most) villains live somewhere within us. After our group discussion I have changed my single villain in my current story to a trio all with different motivation and loyalties.

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • Roberto C.

    Too bad I missed this...didn't even have time to check messages, been busy the whole week. Hope to join next time. Will there be a next 'villain' night?

    January 30, 2013

  • Howard B.

    For those who attended on Monday:
    How do authors live with the really terrible characters they sometimes write? This is an interesting look at the process.

    On Writing a Creep

    http://www.randomhouse.ca/hazlitt/feature/writing-creep

    My personal solution: Hear No Evil. See No Evil. Date No Evil.

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • Howard B.

    A meetup night that will go down in conversant villainy....thank you Peter for facilitating (& a superb handout)!

    1 · January 28, 2013

  • Howard B.

    I momentarily toyed with the idea of arriving late....and scaring the begeezus out of everyone to provide some discussion context. Role-playing can be fun....but this is not a performing arts Meetup, so I'm officially putting my arch-villain-psycho-bad-boy back in the literary props box.

    January 28, 2013

  • Howard B.

    For newbies this item might be a good conversational starting point:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Credible-Villain-in-Fiction

    1 · January 28, 2013

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