Friday, May 16, 2014

10 Ways to Make Everyone Root for Your Amoral Protagonist by Charlie Jane Anders

I've thought about creating a list of how writers have created dastardly main characters that you nonetheless, well, don't necessarily like but enjoy following.

But Charlie Jane Anders has come up with a great list so I can stop trying now! :-) While her list is below, she's expanded each item at the link to her post. With pretty pictures! Any kudos for the list please do leave at her post. :-)

10 Ways to Make Everyone Root for Your Amoral Protagonist
by Charlie Jane Anders

1) Make their ends noble (or neutral) even if their means are evil
2) A line they won't cross
3) Someone or something they care about
4) Show us how they lost their moral compass
5) Make everyone else worse
6) A sense of humor is worth a thousand pardons
7) Make them lose
8) Falsely accuse them of worse crimes
9) Make everyone hate them
10) Let us see them doing something unforgivable
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