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Creating my bad guy

Updated on May 8, 2017
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Brandi has been a stay at home mom for eleven years. She has a love for Thriller and mystery books, and just finished "All the Lost Souls"

The making of a villain

As I set out to write my book I had a bad guy in mind. However as I wrote I fell in love with this character and that was it. The villain had to be changed, it couldn't possibly be this character I have shaped and molded into the protector. Although it would have made for some good reading I felt like he would have been to close to our main character and would have been an obvious choice. As I continued through my search for a creep, a bad guy, someone you loved to hate; he grew out of the ashes of my mind.

It was nothing more than a little spark of creativity that made this intruder in my book grow into what he became. The dark thoughts over lonely nights of how he could possibly torture my characters was a perfect example of how all bad guys should be. And as he grew the more I hated him. But I couldn't share too much about him in the beginning because he would be an obvious choice. So I took a few twists and turns through the pages of my book. I had you pay attention over here all the while creating a person you couldn't help but hate.

I can't tell you too much for if you pick up my book I would hate for the ending to be spoiled. But I will tell you this....He will certainly make a second appearance in the second book. Because whats a bad guy if he doesn't come back for more?

The growth

In my mind he started off as this person you just didn't like around your main character. But then later in the book you learn of all the wrong doings to make him the way he is. The dark times spent in an asylum, with patients screaming in the dark corners. The nightmares that came at night like unwanted visitors. Welcome to the dark they whispered as they lured you in without a promise of returning you.


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