I've been giving some thought recently to this: why do I tend to like villains in stories so much, in some cases even more than the protagonist? I think it mostly stems from the fact that we relate to broken characters. We relate to people with flaws, because we all have them. Sometimes my interest is captured by the antagonist who has a multi-dimensional personality and character, and turns away a largely one-dimensional, perfect, good-guy protagonist. So, as a writer, how do I create villains that readers love to hate, but at the same time create heroes that they can love and relate with? I think a main ingredient would be that we see some brokenness in them. I want to read about a character who rises above their own fear, their own anxiety, and their own personality flaws to get to their moment of truth. And, at the end of the book, I want to be inspired a little to do likewise.
Hi, I'm Christy, the writing fanatic. I am a graphic designer, an avid reader, and musician. Oh, and did I mention that I love writing?