Tagged with Antagonist

How to Build a Better Alcoholic

I’m in Chapter Twelve (Drug Abuse) of Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think. Substance abuse is the largest cause of crime and the most predominant influence on criminal… Continue reading

Creating a Better Hitman

I’m in Chapter Eleven of Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think. It’s called Wise Guys and Hitmen. In my last post, I covered the mafia character. Today I’ll focus on Hit… Continue reading

Building a Better Mafia

I’m mining all the goodness out of Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think in an effort to build a better antagonist. I’m delving into Chapter Eleven today, called Wise Gu… Continue reading

Sadistic Personality Disorder

This is the last post on the thirteen mental illnesses discussed in Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think. In it, Mactire offers three factors in creating a great antago… Continue reading

Histrionic Personality Disorder

I’m building believable antagonists using Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think. In it, Mactire offers three factors in creating a great antagonist: the Four Basics (irr… Continue reading

Malignant Narcissist

I’m building believable antagonists using Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think. In it, Mactire offers three factors in creating a great antagonist: the Four Basics (irr… Continue reading

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Pardon me for missing last Friday’s post. Summer is a convenient excuse, so I’ll use it. I’m still working on building believable antagonists using Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Othe… Continue reading

Dependent Personality Disorder

Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think offers three factors in creating a great antagonist: the Four Basics (irresponsibility, self-indulgence, interpersonal intrusivenes… Continue reading

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think offers three factors in creating a great antagonist: the Four Basics (irresponsibility, self-indulgence, interpersonal intrusivenes… Continue reading