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.
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?
The Writer's Lens - E35: What Is The "Hero's Journey?"
The Writer's Lens - E34: Heroes and Anti-Heroes - Which Do You Prefer?
The Writer's Lens - E33: "Soul Mates" In Storytelling - What Are They?
The Writer's Lens - E32: Showing People What They've Never Seen, Yet Telling Them What They Already Know
The Writer's Lens - E31: When Timing Meets Thick Skin
The Writer's Lens - E30: For Every Creative, The Stakes Are Incredibly High
The Writer's Lens - E29: People Are Always Looking To Take Advantage Of Your Dreams
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