I finished writing another chapter. Jason and Millicent meet face to face and it doesn’t start well. My process is that I hand write the story in a notebook and then periodically get those into computer format. Then my long suffering spouse will read the missive and give comments and corrections. Only then to I move it onto the website.
However, having finished a significant chapter, I am now trying something new – writing from the point of view of a villain. I am told by my writing reference on Steam Punk that I need a monster. The reference really wants a real monster, but is willing to settle for a human with monstrous behavior. Up to this point, I have only inferred just how awful John Smith is. Now I am trying to write as him.
This is new and not all that easy. I am not really the villainous type. Consequently, I am finding the writing going slow and not always enjoying it as much as I did other chapters. But like broccoli and kale, it’s good for me. I need to focus on just how bad I want my bad guy to be.
So let me know if you have any good advice for writing as a villain. In the mean time, I am trying to channel all the anger and frustration I have over long waits on help lines, people who cut me off on the freeway, and web advertisements for things I have not interest in