Friday, October 22, 2010

Notebook: Heroes vs. Villains

What happens to the notes that you take at all the ba-jillion writing conferences/talks you attend? If you’re like me, they sit around, unlooked at for years. I’ve decided to spend the week digging up some of those notes and pulling out some nuggets. These are paraphrased (not direct quotations), attributed as closely as I can, considering I’m pulling them from scribbled notes.

From the “Crime Wave: Life on the Street” panel at the Virginia Festival for the Book in Charlottesville, 2008…no panelists noted, sorry!

Villains don’t realize they’re the “bad guys”

Villains are proactive, heroes are not

There’s a fine line between the hero and the villain

[typing this made me realize that I absolutely didn’t know how to spell “villain”!]


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