I am a Scorpio. I enjoy long walks on the beach, drinking copious amounts of alcohol, and men in hockey masks. In my spare time I work to foil the plans of my arch nemesis, utilize my eight finger discount, and lecture from my soapbox about social injustices. I do not tolerate fools or like people who make Walmart plural.
I judge people who are missing more teeth than they have, unless they are old. I would like to someday be the scary old woman in the neighborhood that all the children are afraid of, however I will be misunderstood and actually a sweet old lady turned bitter by the disappointments of this cruel, cruel life.
I will have made my vast wealth telling fortunes under the alias the Mad Madame Mim and selling t-shirts in tourist destinations that say “Life isn’t always flowers and sausages”.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.- Robert Frost
Happy Sunday people! I am getting ready to dive into the final edit of Dark Corners before I send it off to my (possibly) new editor. This is a particularly dark tale of murder, isolation, and doubt. As a person I am actually a fairly happy, cheerful, and, dare I say it, optimistic sort. As a reader, watcher, and writer I gravitate towards the dark side. Which leads me to my question for you guys today, what is the appeal of writing dark characters for you?
For me the appeal is the freedom that comes with a particularly dark character. They don't care what others think and they are not tied down to the normal constraints of society. They are simply allowed to exist exactly as they choose. And that is a lot of fun to write.