I've always been a fool for the bad boys.
Junior high was a total mess...and, as I grew, things didn't get much better. That's because, instead of tough guys with cigarettes, I discovered an entire new realm of bad boys: the villains of fantasy fiction.
I like my villains the same way I like my algorithms: complex. I want to know everything about them--and not just what the plot demands. I want to see their supressed feelings, their moments of hesitation, their flaws.
Show me everything and I'll read that book straight through because I won't be able to put it down.
QueryTracker Blog: Villains: The Guys You Love To Hate:
You might think I should be the last person to write about creating your book's villain…because sometimes, I root for the bad guy.
However, that's the precise reason I'm writing on this topic.
Before you assume I'm a bad guy myself, let me explain...
Read more of Villains: The Guys You Love To Hate over at the Query Tracker Blog.