Guest Post: Jay Wilburn #WinterofZombie

Posted: November 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

Dying Days

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Winter of Zombie 2015

New Ways to be Bad

by Jay Wilburn

Our favorite stories have some of the best villains. Sometimes the villains or monsters are written so well that we root for them or like them. Whether this is a good thing or not depends on the story. We’ve also entered an era in movies and television where anti-heroes are all the rage. This reversal gives us a visceral feel for the world of those operating outside accepted rules. Some of these are done well and as with all stories, there are examples that are clumsy and poorly executed. Maybe everything has been done at least once by now, but there has to be new ways to be bad.

One of the modern concepts in writing a villain is that he or she is supposed to be the hero of the story from his or her point of…

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