Making your characters believably evil...

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Making your characters believably evil...

Postby desterata » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:26 pm

How do you make your characters believably sick and twisted.

We have a very educated readership nowadays. Everyone watches CSI and Criminal Minds considers themselves an expert on psychopathology.
This can be a problem if the only crazy people you know well enough to develop a back story for are your relatives.
But wait! You do know sick and twisted entities who can give you clear guidance on hero and villain back story – the ACME cartoon characters.
Let the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Illness and the ACME crew help you make believably evil characters.

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Re: Making your characters believably evil...

Postby MichaelMcAfee » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:57 pm

Please be careful with any equation of "mental illness" with "evil."
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