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"Characters Who Don't Play Well With Others: Crafting Credible Antagonists" with Marian Szczepanski

Presented by Writers' League of Texas at St. Edwards University, Austin TX

Oct 31 2015
"Characters Who Don't Play Well With Others: Crafting Credible Antagonists" with Marian Szczepanski

What is the essential ingredient for a compelling narrative?

Trouble. And the people who make it.

Sympathetic characters are made much of in today’s literary circles. But what about the bad guys (or girls)? They lie and lust and lead the good guys (and girls) shockingly astray. At their worst, they’re the writer’s best friends, driving the plot by creating conflict, the linchpin of fiction. They deserve attention and thoughtful rendering on the part of the writer in order to reach their

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