… And What You DId Specifically To Change It Up
Just wondering what other author’s perspectives are. For me as someone who writes Fantasy and Science Fiction, it was the concept of the ULTIMATE EVIL. You know, the Dark Lord who will cast a shadow over everything unless the hero steps up their game and vanquishes it.
So what I tried to do in my work in progress (Daughters of Fate) was an attempt to find a way to make even the BBEG redeemable in some way. Some people that have previously read that far in the story in my writers’ groups over the years have commented on how they didn’t see that coming and how it threw them for a loop. They wanted to hate him so bad. But then they couldn’t.
So I guess, at least in my first drafts I did a good job at that.