Society & Culture
"Truth is stranger than fiction." - Mark Twain
This old adage, as coined by the late Mark Twain, speaks about the nature by which truth can sometimes outweigh our sense of imagination. What happens in our waking life can seem more incredulous than the most extravagant and imaginative fiction.
And with that in mind, are fictional villains just constructs of our darkest imaginations? Or are they proper reflections of ourselves? And if the latter is true, why is it more fun - from a writer's perspective - to come up with a really good villain, as opposed to a really great hero?
In this episode, I unpack some of my own experiences with writing villains. And why - from a creative standpoint - making a great villain can sometimes be more enjoyable than writing a great hero.
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The Writer's Lens - Interview 08: Brian Del Turco, Owner / Operator at LifeVoiceQuest - PART 1
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The Writer's Lens - E40: Getting That Idea (Book) Out Of Your Head And Onto Paper
The Writer's Lens - E39: Is Writing (And Telling) Story The Best Way To Combat Evil?
The Writer's Lens - E37: Villains...What Are They Exactly?
The Writer's Lens - E36: If We All Know We Are Supposed To Be The Hero, Then Why Aren't We?
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