I have to find the mojo for my blogging potatoes

To blog or not to blog … That’s the writer’s question.

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I have, since May, posted on this blog twice per month and somehow found the time and ideas to do so. But lately, I’ve been quite busy with our dear RL (real life), busy enough I have had barely time to learn the craft, write or revise my drafts. And when time is somehow available I find myself lacking the energy to really apply myself as I should if I want to get anything ready for publishing this or next year. And I really want to have at least Book 1 of my series ready for editing until then.

To make things more complicated I’m in the crossroads on what I want this blog to accomplish. First I thought about making it a more visual blog until cautionary tales on the legal image using made me realize I would waste a long time putting together all the necessary images that could be used commercially. To say the truth I rather use my time working on my WIPs than putting all that together.

Until I have found the right directions for this blog I’ll do as some fellow wise writers do and post only when I have something to say. 🙂  Then I won’t be so dependent on great images to have a nice blog post.

I have to find the mojo for my blogging potatoes. Until then I’ll just relax and have them deliciously salty as they are served in Tenerife.

 

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My favorite villains

An important tip in the book “Writing Love: Screenwriting Tricks for Authors II” by Alexandra Sokoloff is that making lists of your favorite characters/ villains/ story endings is a helpful inspirational exercise. In the book, it says that analyzing your own list can give you insight on your own story’s characters, endings, and villains.

For me, the best villains are the charming, educated, tragic, twisted and obsessed. The ones a story protagonist could even sympathize and be friends with (if they don’t know better).

Here is my list of favorite villains, I also included the bad boys or the bad who turned out to be good.

Here it’s like Adele Dewitt so nicely says:

 

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The first vampire, from the time these guys were still dark and not sparkling: Dracula

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The obsessed and tragic husband: Soames Forsyte

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Another case of obsessed love with tragic consequences: Claude Frollo

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We all grew up with the tale of Darth Vader

 

 

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This one had a tragic story leading to a dark path through Wuthering Heights: Heathcliff

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A villain I could sympathize with because the people around her were not much better:

Amy Dunne

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Including another villain whom she could not control: Desi Collings (you simply never take the dessert out of the hands of a woman)

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This one managed to remain enigmatic to the end, to finally show he wasn’t the bad guy after all.(He reminds me of a teacher I had): Snape

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And finally, the king of slimeballs, Sir Richard Carlisle

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And you, do you have a favorite villain or bad guy/girl turned good, dark hero or bad boy/girl who wasn’t listed here?

Let me know in the comments.