But first, I would like to welcome all the new friends to my page. I hope all of you find this site useful, or at the very least, interesting. Please feel free to ask me questions or offer suggestions in the comments section.
Now, let's discuss that cruel, God-like complex you have. I mean, you do have one, don't you? As a writer, it's essential, and the more sordid it is, the better off your characters will be. But don't just take my word for it. Here's what my friend, Mike Ruchhoeft, over at Cowboys and Dragons At The Cafe has to say about it.
"You have to be evil for the sake of the story. You must make your characters suffer...it's up to you, as their god, to forge them with pain, disappointment and sorrow. You control their world, use that: floods, earthquakes, meteors, a rolling boulder, a toppling tree. You can arrange circumstances to rouse their greatest fears, use that: a loose lion, a raging river, an unstable rope bridge over a chasm. You can foster misunderstanding, paranoia, and hate. You can make their lives a living hell, and you must. It's for their own good."So tell me, Great Nasty Manipulator, what is the worst thing you've ever done to one of your characters?