Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Change of Character
At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements ;)
I'm rewriting my novel. Again.
I've gotten some excellent feedback, so I'm making some needed changes. It's coming along nicely. But I just got hit with something that I don't like very much. And I realized that it makes an excellent what if...
What if you discovered that one of your "good guy" characters (a good friend of the main character) is actually working for the villain? (Yes, sometimes that's how you intend things, but imagine that you hadn't intended for this character to be bad at all.)