Author, C.R. Hiatt has stopped by today with a guest post for the Gone at Zero Hundred blog tour!
THE CREATION OF VILLAINS AND VILLANOUS LOCATIONSOne of the most important things I learned when I wrote my first screenplay: To make a villain truly believable, he/she can’t just be evil for the sake of being evil. Telling a reader, he/she’s insane won’t cut it. Even if it is not crucial to the current story, a writer should hint at back story situations or actions, that might help explain despicable behavior. I don’t think it is necessary to give detailed information in order to prove the case of evil, but without providing certain traits and clues, readers might not buy into the characters.
In Gone at Zero Hundred 00:00 my villains were a group who called themselves, The Privileged Ones, and operated at an underground club called The Devil’s Door which was built inside on old run-down theatre. High-ranking members were tattooed with the face of a devil, and it could only be seen if held under a special ultra-violet light.
Greed is the desire to possess wealth, goods, or objects of value with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the necessities of comfort. The ultimate goal: wealth, status, and power.
The high-ranking members set up a criminal underground enterprise where bored, rich kids could come and play, and drop their money down for their own gratification and pleasure.
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