I’m in the midst of a fascinating discussion on creating a believable female antagonist using Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think. Today I want to discuss how females kill their prey.
For centuries, poison was the go-to weapon choice for women, and it still is today. Here are the most common methods of murder:
Combining the above (29%)
As a woman, I can see why the less messy options are the most preferred. Keep this list handy when you’re female antagonist needs to polish someone off and you’ll at least have a believable method. In my next post I’ll discuss why females kill (typically called “motivation”).
I’ve begun a guest blogging spot on Melody Steiner’s blog (http://melodysteiner.wordpress.com) where I’m discussing poisons. Go check it out on Thursdays if you’re interesting in learning about poisonous plants found in your own back yard.