N is for nasty. They say that inside each human lurks their nasty version/evil version. Most people succumb to their nasty twin by doing wrong things.
We writers only succumb to this evil twin of ours by getting nasty with our characters. When we write our stories our evil/nasty side crops up. But in a healthy way.
Our nastiness takes the outcome of getting or putting our characters into all kinds of trouble. Or creating a nasty villain in our stories. That’s the sum of our nasty feelings. When that feeling subsides, we write the scene where the character is saved either by his own efforts or external efforts.
We have our own way of getting nasty with people. We put people who irritate us in our stories and either torture them no end or kill them.
Has someone bugged you to the extent of making you nasty towards them? How do you vent your nasty moods? Have you created a nasty villain?
Note: this is my post for the A to Z Challenge. My theme is Emotions and Feelings writers experience.
One of my lead characters is nasty, but not necessarily bad. Perhaps just on the opposite side of a moral dilemma to my other lead character. It's all down to motivation, and I haven't discovered that, yet.ReplyDelete
So true we have to put our characters in nasty situations and have the fun of creating really nasty evil guys.ReplyDelete
It's fun writing nasty characters, and also making sure they get their comeuppance (if only real life was as reliable in that regard).ReplyDelete
Being able to vent evil thoughts through a fictional character seems to be a healthy thing to do. So I wonder why so many well-known and successful writers were so personally conflicted.ReplyDelete
Wendy at Jollett Etc.
I love creating nasty characters, and even more, I love reading about them, always waiting for them to get their due.ReplyDelete
You ask this less than 24 hours after my most recent visit to Kroger...that store turns me into a monster. I usually avoid it but we like their fried chicken. It's always crowded and you can't get to what you want...ugh! I usually go to Publix at around 10 a.m. on a weekday--nobody there!ReplyDelete
I created a nasty race, one eager for war. But so far I've not taken a nasty person and made him a character in my books.ReplyDelete
I've read that the villains don't necessarily think they're the villains - they're the stars/protagonists of their own stories.ReplyDelete
Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
Minion, Capt. Alex's Ninja Minion Army
The 2014 Blogging from A-Z Challenge
There are definitely people who can bring out our nasty sides!ReplyDelete
I've included two evil/not so nice characters in my novel, one a teacher and one a principal, because my memories of them weren't very happy! I think it's true what Madeline said above, that antagonists don't always perceive themselves as the nasty bad guy. But it sure is fun writing those scenes!ReplyDelete
I definitely have some nasty characters in my story, but nothing based on any real person I know...yet ;)ReplyDelete
Hi friends, thanks for chiming in with your views. I would love to create a really evil, nasty villain. So far I have not been able to do that :(ReplyDelete
When I need a nasty villain, I think of all the things I think are wrong about people, then intensify them and intensify them until I absolutely CANNOT stand the character I just created. Then I know he/she is just right ;)ReplyDelete
When I get to the point where another person becomes an annoyance to me, I'm careful what I say to them. Now in fiction, I can let my mind run. :D
My journal is a great outlet for most of my ups and downs, although a good walk helps too. And then, sometimes, when I'm really irritable, I clean the house. :)ReplyDelete
I do write some nasty villains, and they are usually fun to write.
Oh, if I could pour all my nasty into one character...what a character that would be. :)ReplyDelete
Sometimes the stories write themselves and you really have no chose what happens to them. I have used personalities of people I know in characters, mainly as reference and to make the characters seem more real. It's also a learning lesson for me. Writer’s MarkReplyDelete
I have a couple of nasty villains in my suspense novel that will be out in November. I say I let my inner bad guy come out to play...and then I had to make them pay for their evil behavior. And that's part of the fun of being a writer.ReplyDelete