Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Until Release & The Villainous POV

by Jemi Fraser

I like to think I'm a pretty good person overall.
I take care of my family, I work hard at my job.
I even share my chocolate stash...well, most of the time.

So, why is it so much fun to write from the point of view of a villain?

I believe in law and order.
I pay my taxes and donate to charity.
I have no secret desire to cause murder or mayhem.

But, boy is it fun to write as if I did!

Creating a character who is a little twisted,
who plots and plans to destroy another
and who really is a nasty piece of work
is a whole lot of fun!

The characters in Until Release are a varied lot
They're (mostly) not all good or all evil
They're (mostly) just human beings
Which means they're an interesting mix of both

So, I think it's okay to enjoy
playing Voldemort
as long as it's just playing

Because as Miss Congeniality says, ...

How about you? Do like reading/writing the villain's point of view?
Do you share your chocolate stash?


  1. People are a mixture of both, no matter how hard they try to be good. And sometimes, you just have to let the bad out.

    1. You really do - as my characters well know! :)

  2. Villains can be more fun than the hero.

  3. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. My villains have way too many emotional problems. :)

    1. Yes - when you're writing horror, some of your villains are going to be very upsetting!

  4. I love exploring the layers of villains. I always try to find some nugget of sympathy for them to share with the readers.

    1. It's so important that the villains are real and not cardboard cutouts!

  5. I don’t like to read or write from the villains POV. I’m a fixer so it totally goes against the grain. Lol.

    1. That would normally describe me as well - but I had SO much fun with Until Release, we'll see what happens next :)

  6. Villains POV? I don't think so.
    But who knows... there's always a first time.
    I loved your story. (you should write more suspense...)

    1. Thanks Michelle! I'm actually thinking about it - UNTIL RELEASE was so much fun!! :)

  7. I agree with you. I enjoy writing from the bad/evil character's POV view too. :)


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