Tagged with Antagonist

Big Boss Troublemaker

I was supposed to finish up the series on the book The Anatomy of Motive by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, but I finished reading it and didn’t find a whole lot more to share. The ending of the book is fun for personal reading, but doesn’t lend itself to a blogpost: it’s case studies where the authors … Continue reading

Make Your Antagonist More

I’ve been doing a series on profiling antagonists, which I hope is useful for my three loyal readers, and I found a companion piece that goes along nicely. I found it in the July/August issue of Writer’s Digest. Laura Disilverio wrote a wonderful article, and I’d like to share parts of it here. If you … Continue reading

Why Ladies Kill

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 why females … Continue reading

How Ladies Kill

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 … Continue reading

Prey of the Female Killer

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’ll discuss the female killer… Continue reading

Murderous Homemakers

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. In the last post, I offered three ca… Continue reading

Women Who Kill

I’m not talking about the stereotypical woman who suffers from “female problems” and kills her husband and children in a fit of rage. I’m talking about creating a fabulous, totally believable antagonist for your novel, using Sean Mactire’s book Ma… Continue reading

Finishing off the Terrorists

In my last two posts, I discussed creating a believable terrorist for your novel. Today I’ll finish the discussion, using information from Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Crimina… Continue reading

Building Better Terrorists

In my last post, I began a discussion on creating a believable terrorist for your antagonist. Today I’ll continue the discussion, using information from Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and… Continue reading

Creating Better Antagonists

I was going to entitle this post “How to Create a Better Terrorist,” but I figured Homeland Security would latch onto that and I’d be visited by strange men in black. Hence the vague title. I am using the information from Sean Mactire’s book Malic… Continue reading