Tuesday, April 26, 2011

V is for Vicious Villain

vicious adj wicked or cruel
villain noun a cruelly malicious personwho is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime


In real life I try not to be nasty. I mean, come on, who wants to be the mean girl? But I have to say, when it comes to writing a vicious character, it can be kind of fun ;-)



Do you have fun bringing out your vicious side when you create a villain?


15 comments:

Laura Josephsen said...

If I have someone who has to be vicious, I cringe and feel awful for the person being victimized. It can be so emotionally draining by the time I get through writing a scene.

Nicole L Rivera said...

Love it. Especially when creating a character that says and does things I only think in my head two hours after a situation. I liken it to method acting. You get to be someone else for a few hours every day for a few months and see the world from their kick-butt view.

Awesome post!

Carole Anne Carr said...

Fairly safe with this one, I write for children so can't overdo it, and I often turn a secondary villain into a comic turn for light relief.

Talli Roland said...

I love writing vicious villains! It's SO much fun, especially when they get what they deserve at the end!

Michael Di Gesu said...

It all depends on the type of villain. IF it's like a cruelly Deville type .... DEFINITELY... but if it's like a psychotic character abusing another, not so much.

M.J. Fifield said...

I really do like writing scenes for my villains. It can be a lot of fun.

Madeleine said...

LOL! I draw on the bitches I have known instead for my material! :O)

Shari said...

Mwahahahahaha! I love me a good villain. Creating them can be fun and hard.

Joanne said...

I always have trouble making the villian evil enough...I tend to chicken out. great "V" post. Blessings, Joanne

Elliot Grace said...

...naughty girls, but...sheesh, caught my attention:) Yeah yeah, I'm pathetic.

EL

dr3am3r said...

evil characters are quite enthralling to play. also, i kind of enjoy the fact that one can play an evil character in theater. i love that.

Trisha said...

Ohhh yeah, I love writing evil characters ;) They're so bad-ass!

Shannon Lawrence said...

It's definitely fun to write the villain. Also a great way to get out your stresses and aggression. I always enjoyed playing the villain in school performances, as well.

Good luck with the remainder of the A to Z Challenge!

TRR said...

I get carried away sometimes when I write for my villains. I either have to temper in more anger, violence, and darkness through the rest of the book or tone in down a bit.

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Angela Felsted said...

Totally. I love writing viscous characters.