Is Your Bad Guy Bad Enough?
Is the bad guy bad enough? Not exactly a question readers may ponder, but as an author I ask myself this quite often. Not just bad, but believably bad. Like, to the point that the reader is thinking “I can’t wait for this guy (or gal) to get what’s coming.”
It’s part of the reason I read books. Life isn’t always fair. The good guys don’t always win. So when I’m ticked off, there is nothing I like better than a scene were Jack Reacher takes a three-fifty-seven Cold Python and blows a group of bad guys away. Somehow, my world comes back in order. Am I simply a violence junkie? Maybe. Is there a …
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