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should be deeply lawed I really wanted this to add something to my understanding of how bad guys are be deeply If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song flawed I really wanted this to add something to my understanding of how bad guys are in a narrativeramework instead this is a resource index broken up by overwrought paragraphs of meandering and repetitive description It is the one thing that a book about antagonism and villainy should never be boring There are a plethora of books on writing and a large handful of books on writing characters but not many books related to the craft of creating villains Villains that is to say very good villains are highly complex and interestingAs a writer I thought it would be best to know how to specifically get villains down before working on the heroes Your hero is only as good as the villain he or she overcomes and this is why you need to get villains rightThe book by Jessica Page Morrell hits all sorts of levels of villainy Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford from the darkest of black antagonists to the many grey areas where anti heroes and sympathetic villains come into playAnyone wanting to write this is a book I would certainly recommend This has one of the best titles in the how to write a book genre It is also written by a good writing teacher It is packed with everything you ever wanted to know about antagonistsHowever it misses being brilliant It misses that thread that would make it make sense It is of a reference book than the self help book it pretends to be I think that is why readerseel slightly cheated I ound this informative and Well Written I Learned Uite written I learned uite bit rom this on how to craft better bad guys and villains I did Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech find some of the language stereotypicalemale characters who are anti heroes have slips showing sleep with men she doesn t know or know well or have smeared lipstick or that implying genre A coerência textual fiction isn t as character driven as mainstream or literaryiction But the author includes examples Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller from genreiction and literary Dogs Behaving Badly fiction as well asrom movies in illustrating her points on different characters She does touch on the differences when writing First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who've Been There female villains and bad guy and offers suggested reading in bothiction and non iction sources or information and examples of bad guys Overall it s a April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers fantastic resourceor writer. Supply even your darkest sociopath with a sympathetic attribute that will engage readers Set the stage or an unforgettable standoff between your hero and your villain Choose the right type of emale villain Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome femmeatale mommy dearest avenger etc or your storyBullies Bastards Bitches is your all encompassing bad guy compendium to tapping into any character's dark side. ,
Rial until I at least was begging to move on to the next section Morrell s interpretation of antagonistic archetypes is extremely one dimensional She speaks in the language of clich s of our color superheroics airytales and schlocky B movie genre stuff If that s what you want to write and that s what you enjoy then this book may be a valuable resource serving as a compendium of common attributes and characteristics of villainous stock characters I needed something Further some of the content of this work is simply offensive to read Morrell devotes an entire chapter to sociopaths If she were content to constrain her observations to the body of ictional work Space Kid featuring sociopathic characters that might have beenine Unfortunately she makes a variety of sweeping ill
statements about actual people grappling with antisocial personality mischaracterizing as intrinsically dangerous by virtue of their condition She uite literally warns the reader against interacting with these people painting them to the last as immoral killing machines who dispose of a human life as readily as they would discard a potted plant This is Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town false and harmful to people who struggle with this condition It s alsorankly bizarre to dedicate an entire chapter to villainizing a very small slice of individuals who are mentally ill Nor is Morrell charitable to women who I thought she would ve been sympathetic to the plight of being one It s odd to me that an entire chapter of this book needed to be devoted to the women villains with a thin mention to the act that women can also be other types of bad guys This chapter too smacks of desperate padding since it serves to do little than provide examples of villainous women It s dull at no point is there a meaningful discussion of what women villains can do that maleinformed statements about actual people grappling with antisocial personality mischaracterizing
villains cannot or why it works in a story or what it means to havecannot or why it works in a story or what it means to have emale villain This subject especially would have benefited Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water from a robust academic understanding ofeminism and intersectionality because some Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus fascinating work can be done concerning the use of woman as antagonist and this book does none of itSadly I just didn t get a lot out of this book and I desperately wanted to I enjoy writin. Tards Bitches shows you how to create nuanced bad guys who are indispensable to the stories in which they appear Through detailed instruction and examplesrom contemporary bestsellers and classic page turners author Jessica Page Morrell also shows you how to Understand the subtle but key differences between unlikeable protagonists anti heroes dark heroes and bad boys. Initial reaction A strong guide with apt examples on how to craft bad guys and
girls in iction I was impressed how Morrell organized and presented this Some minor uibblesin iction I was impressed how Morrell organized and presented this Some minor uibbles I gained much Troubled Waters from reading this and plan to use it as a continued referenceFull reviewThere s definitely an appeal to writingictitious narratives rom
#THE PERSPECTIVES OF PEOPLE WHO MAY #perspectives of people who may necessarily be heroic Or let s ace it they re the bad guys Jessica Page Morrell s Bullies Bastards Bitches How to Write the Bad Guys of Fiction had so many takeaways or me as I perused it It s cool that Morrell was inspired to write this in part because of the compelling antagonists that George RR Martin created in A Song of Ice and Fire I eel like people need to read this narrative because it establishes the secret to making a villain appealing in any story is being able to tell that villain or anti hero s story in a way that has a number of solid oundations That s something I see authors struggle with in terms of reading a lot of New Adult books in particular though it s not the only instance in my reading experiences where such portrayals are problematicstill writing review Bullies Bastards and Bitches promises to show you how to write better bad guys How much you get out of it will probably depend on how much of the very obvious information in this book you re already aware of A pretty thorough pouring over of the TV Tropes pages on the subjects contained within would render this book basically obsolete it is less a guide than an index a collection of archetypes with descriptions and examples attached to
EachWhat I Was HopingI was hoping when I picked this book up was an exploration into antisocial behavior narrative themes of antagonism and villainy and a real discussion on how these can be meaningfully integrated into a narrative This book is not that it is an extremely surface level reference text with a generous amount of self congratulatory back patting on the part of the author that is at times genuinely offensiveMost of the content of this book is repeated again and again and again Entire chapters of this work could have been summed up in a couple of pages but instead are spread out to tens of them mercilessly logging the mate. Get to Know Your Character's Sinister SideA truly memorable antagonist is not a one dimensional super villain bent on world domination or no particular reason Realistic credible bad guys create essential story complications personalize conflict add immediacy to a story line and orce the protagonist to evolveFrom mischief makers to villains to arch nemeses Bullies Bas.