Hello everyone and as always thanks for stopping by. These are the co-hosts for March 2019’s Insecure Writers Support Group brought to you by Alex J. Cavanaugh and his team of co-hosts: Fundy Blue, Beverly Stowe McClure, Erika Beebe, Lisa Buie-Collard.
Be sure to stop by and give them all a hug and some good old fashioned lovings.
March 6 Question - Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?
The villain is the supporting actor or actress. Actually, I have a full supporting cast of villains in my books.
Yes, for books like mine I have the alpha male. There is Chase Manhattan from Laguna Beach, CA and Bob and Debbie Stevens from Kalamazoo, MI as the main characters.
But supporting antagonists are vital to the success of a story. Vital means necessary for life. If you’re antagonists don’t bring life to your manuscripts, you’re flat-lining.
Stephen King said in his book On Writing (and I’m paraphrasing) you have to satisfy your reader by building p your protaginist(s) then tearing them down.
You owe it to the reader for a spectacular downfall for the antagonists.
I've worked very hard and I believe I achieved such downfalls for my characters.
Lesson Learned Don’t disappoint your readers. You owe it to them to build up then tear down your antagonists.
Question Do you build up then tear down your antagonists?