Interesting Writing Challenge:

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1 JewelyJ16th Oct 2011 04:26:26 PM from A state in the USA
I have come up with an interesting idea for a sort of characterization experiment. A series of oneshots where a number of my good and relatively light gray characters become totally villainous.I'm thinking it would make an interesting writing challenge.

An important part is that that while some characters may have an 'evil mentor' or some terrible tragedy the choice in the end still has to be theirs.

So what do you think? Anybody interested?
2 MrAHR16th Oct 2011 08:12:16 PM from ಠ_ಠ , Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
...Considering how we don't really know any of your characters in the first place...
3 nrjxll16th Oct 2011 08:57:20 PM , Relationship Status: Not war
I think the idea is doing this for your own characters, not the OP's.
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In b4 "My characters are SO gray that if you marked them with a pencil they'd turn black so this challenge is too easy"
Forget the tropes until after you're done.
Eh, I'm making it so any reader could construe any of my characters' actions as good or evil. It's politics. Pigeonholing political philosophies, even if they're fictional, into an alignment never ends well.
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6 USAF71316th Oct 2011 10:21:19 PM from the United States
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Yeah... I have characters that would be traditionally defined as "evil," but not a lot of outright traditionally "good" ones. I can't necessarily say that it would be easy to turn them traditionally "evil," however, assuming we're supposed to do it plausibly, not just "oh, I'm a jackass now, bitches."


Sounds like an alright idea to me. Can't say it appeals to me personally, but it seems like it'd be useful to identifying character motivations and the validity thereof.
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7 JewelyJ17th Oct 2011 05:04:01 PM from A state in the USA
@nrjxll Yeah, that's what i was getting at, sorry if it wasn't clear.

edited 17th Oct '11 5:04:10 PM by JewelyJ

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