In a previous blog posting I told you to visualize your plot through the POV of your bad guy [antagonist]. That is because no one [no matter how insane] thinks that they are insane. The day I realized that my writing completely changed.
Think about this. Every bad person feels completely justified in their evil. Every good person does questionable things in the name of what is right.
When you try to look at your entire story through the POV of your bad guy you will find a depth to your story telling that you might not have experienced before. Whole novels have been written with this idea [the book Wicked which shows the Wizard of Oz from the POV of the Wicked Witch of the West comes to mind]
So, if you write Fiction, take time to really examine the antagonist. Find out why they tick. Make them a REAL character in their own right.
You might be surprised by the great story that comes to life when you do.
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