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Second draft heel turn:
My writing teacher suggested that my protagonist's best friend/sidekick seemed really sinister, and he was expecting him to be the villain. I hadn't intended that at all, but now I'm wondering if I should just run with it and make him secretly a villain in the second draft.
Fuzzy Orange DoomsayerMake him teeter on the verge, and from there, determine whether or not he falls based on which would be more interesting.
That's Feo . . . He's a disgusting, mysoginistic, paedophilic asshat who moonlights as a shitty writer—Something Awful
Responsible adultGood plan. Another one might be to emphasize his Mr. Vice Guy elements. Show his flaws, and show how his [whatever it is that makes him so sinister} elements get him into trouble, but also show his goodness in contrast to that and show him overcoming them for some Character Development.
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