Bullies, Bastards & Bitches: How to Write the Bad Guys of by Jessica Morrell

By Jessica Morrell

Get to understand Your Character's Sinister Side

A actually memorable antagonist isn't a one-dimensional tremendous villain bent on global domination for no specific cause. practical, credible undesirable men create crucial tale problems, customize clash, upload immediacy to a narrative line, and strength the protagonist to evolve.

From mischief-makers to villains to arch nemeses, "Bullies, Bastards & Bitches" indicates you the way to create nuanced undesirable men who're crucial to the tales during which they seem. via special guideline and examples from modern bestsellers and vintage page-turners, writer Jessica web page Morrell additionally indicates you the way to:

Understand the delicate yet key modifications among unlikeable protagonists, anti-heroes, darkish heroes, and undesirable boys
Supply even your darkest sociopath with a sympathetic characteristic that may have interaction readers
Set the level for an unforgettable standoff among your hero and your villain
Choose the fitting form of girl villain–femme fatale, mommy dearest, avenger, etc.–for your tale

"Bullies, Bastards & Bitches" is your all-encompassing bad-guy compendium to tapping into any character's darkish aspect.

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_________________________________ 3. _________________________________ 9. _________________________________ 4. _________________________________ 10. _________________________________ 5. _________________________________ 11. _________________________________ 6. _________________________________ 12. com 63 WORD WORKOUT Time for some practical practice with “P” words. Read about each situation and think it over. Then write a few sentences describing the action. For each item, use at least two of the “P” words in the box.

B. _____ The student council decided to target the problem of lunchroom overcrowding. 2. a. _____ The surf is usually high this time of year. 7. a. _____ Damon gets average grades in most of his classes. b. _____ Ari learned to surf when he lived in Hawaii. 3. a. _____ The steam engine chugged up the hill. b. _____ If you steam the milk, it makes a foamy topping. 4. a. _____ Exchanging Boardwalk for Atlantic Avenue is a fair trade in the game of Monopoly. b. _____ At lunch, Amanda wanted to trade sandwiches with Austin.

2. The astonished crowd would gasp. They’d be amazed as she pulled a rabbit from a hat. 3. Milly wanted to rehearse the “sawing a person in half ” trick. But she had trouble finding a volunteer to practice with her. 6. ” Earl 4. Finally, Earl agreed to help Milly out. When she asked him exclaimed. ” to climb inside the magic box, he consented. 7. Milly designed a big, colorful placard. “Milly the Marvelous,” 5. Milly showed Earl how to read the poster. bend his legs and squeeze into half the box.

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