Noodle-Mum replied to the topic The Elements of an Eerie Antagonist – what makes a villain frightening? in the forum New Wessex Writing Discussions 1 day, 10 hours ago
ooooh, this is a good discussion.
For me, there hasn’t ever really been a villain I’ve read that’s terrified me to my core in the sense of ‘that person is terrifying’. It’s more terrified me to my core with a ‘what the heck is he going to do?’ type of fear. So, situational fear. Let me explain.
When the Villain finds out a secret about the Hero…[Read more]
@msqueen8 I think those are all the details we have, yes.
@germaine-han I love that idea! Because then, it would be extremely unique giving him TGA since it’s usually (but not always) in middle aged men! Having a young, high-spirited, college student held back by TGA would make for a very interesting twist!
As for names, I was thinking of…[Read more]
Hey ya’ll, we’re pretty inactive on here, but I wanted to make efforts to really get to know everyone on here. So, what can I pray for you guys? 🙂
I’ll start us off:
I have a friend who has a boyfriend who got into a fist fight recently. A bunch of other guys ganged up on him and his friends and it wasn’t really pretty. They’re long distance…[Read more]
This was really cool to read! And it’s something I never really thought about before, so thanks for sharing!
As for other hobbies, hmmm. I really enjoy drawing and singing–though just as a hobby, not as anything I want to do with my life. In fact, writing isn’t even something I want to stick too. In all honesty, if I were to answer the “I…[Read more]
Jane austin is so cool! I haven’t read any of her works, but I know people who speak very highly of her. I’ve studied her ideals a little bit as well. 🙂
Thanks! and that story sounds so super cool! I love stories that deal with such real subjects. Hope it goes well for you!
Oooh, this is cool! I like the idea of having accountability like this! 🙂
Perhaps start with a word count slightly above what you know you can for sure hit, and see how it goes. Like, for example. Say you know you can hit 1,000 words in a single week. I’d set the goal for maybe 1,500. To push yourself slightly above what you’re…[Read more]
Thanks! I’m very excited to be in this here guild! 😛
Yes, I believe that’s what we have so far. Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply!
And as for the Main Character being an investigator, I’m not sure. I would assume he/she is, just because that puts him in the position to be solving the crime, but if we wanna…[Read more]
I was originally talking about the MC having amnesia–but I’m cool with fleshing out whatever idea we settle on.
As for the MC being the culprit, it’s a cool idea and I think we could definitely make it work! Though, I have seen it a couple times before… What if we we set it up to make it look like MC did it (have the…[Read more]
Big families are wonderful–though yes, chaotic too! It’s especially hard when trauma is involved (I know a lot about the foster care system if anyone ever needs knowledge hmu) but I have never seen God’s amazing power more than now, as we go through everyday life. 🙂 It’s honestly the best thing in the world and I wouldn’t change…[Read more]
I joined a couple days ago, actually! So, I’m still very fresh to the whole ‘guild’ thing. So far, it’s super cool and I’m so glad I joined! Everyone’s super nice. 🙂
Yeah, I’ve heard that she did that! Perhaps we should take our favorite bits of all three. Build the story backwards so we have a little bit of shock factor and tension,…[Read more]
Oh! Okay, thank you! That makes a lot more sense. 🙂
I don’t believe we’ve met yet. Yes, I’m new to the guild! 🙂 It’s nice to meet you!
It sounds like you know your mystery stuff! ^_^ I personally haven’t read a lot of mystery. But all those examples you gave have me really interested to go and discover those…[Read more]
@germaine-han I’m sorry I’m still a little confused, but let me see if I have this right.</p>
So basically we all talk about the prompt and figure out details for it, and then write one story as a group? Is that right? Or do we figure out the details we want and then each write a story with those details?
Thanks so much for helping me out ^_^
Can someone quickly explain the prompts to me? Is it something we collectively write together or do we take the prompt and write it ourselves? I’m a little confused.
But, as for mysteries, I love those! I find murder mysterious are over-written, personally. I found this article on 7 tips for writing Mystery Genre’s.…[Read more]
Oof that’s a mood. Though, finishing pieces and works is something in actively striving towards this year. 🙂
Wow! Crysti sounds awesoooome! I love characters that have obvious flaws, since that usually means they must overcome them at some point. ^_^
As for one of my characters? Hmmm lemme think. Probably my…[Read more]
hehe, thanks! It’s been difficult, keeping on track. Finishing works has never been my ah, strong suite. 😛 In fact, it’s so bad I hadn’t finished anything (short story, novel, prompts) for probably 5 years–up until last week when I had a friend find a short story I was working on and demand an ending. XD
Ooooh! Realistic…[Read more]
haha! Daw, thanks! ^_^ I was there when the great pineapple-on-pizza war began and have held my solid opinion on the matter. Ironically enough, my family went out for pizza tonight and my traitor of a sister looked me straight in the eyes and ordered pineapple’s as a topping XD She’s a riot!
So, the story behind my username is…[Read more]
oof, I get the busy part! I just got back from summer camp as a councilor a couple weeks ago and it’s been non-stop ever since!
As for writing, I tend to write a large variety. But my theme/goal is always to communicate the unwavering love Jesus has for us, as well as the emotional healing and soul-restoration He has for…[Read more]
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