Hey, I'm Busy Here
So I'm totally letting images from Funnyjunk.com do this blog for me. (Warning: some of their stuff is very funny but a lot of it is also very rude. Surf at your own risk.)
I'm actually writing a Regency, but I love thrillers. And a good thriller is only as good as its villain. I've found the basic formula for thriller villains, and it goes something like this:
Take one cute, innocent supporting character.
Turn him/her into this, only in secret.
Let a crippling emotional episode from childhood, combined with irrational psychotic anger at being thwarted by hero/heroine turn mere murderer into this.
Make sure villain gets an appropriately humiliating comeuppance.
See? It's easy. If my friend Doug is reading today, I've got a pic for your next fantasy/ SF story:
I don't know about the rest of my NaNo compadres, but trying (and failing) for 10,000 words by tonight makes me feel like this:
Good luck NaNos!