Making a Great Deal of Trouble

Trouble 1It can be the steady snowball that rolls down the hill to create an avalanche, or instant doom. Either way you look at it there is nothing like making room for a whole lot of trouble. I am not talking about the small misunderstanding or the one off fight. I mean the creature that awakens from the deep only to have one goal in mind, wreak havoc. This is where it gets tricky because one sided characters tend to be one dimensional and lose depth. The villain that grips is the one that deep down, even though you don’t want to admit it, you can somehow relate. It can be the dark creature that wants to be left alone to sleep for another hundred years, and does not like people trying to kill it. After all who could blame it for not wanting to be killed, when all it wanted to do was sleep.

From Cause to Conflict

Often it can be the little misunderstandings that lead to conflict. Then there are the times where there is going to be no middle ground. Like the antagonist who believes he was going to rule the land, only to find out the protagonist has other plans. On some level the villain may have a worthwhile reason to dislike the main characters and this can add weight to the trouble. When the lines and actions are not so clear it can be difficult to determine who will be the victor.

Make Way for the Antagonist

You either love, or love to hate your antagonist. Either way this is a character that needs the same level of attention as your main characters. The villain’s views may be warped or mislead but the reasons behind the actions need to have equal depth. This is no place for a shallow character, especially if you want to bring out the best in your main characters. Don’t be afraid to give the villain room to move, it is okay to let the antagonist take over once in a while. In fact it helps to build more depth in the story if you do.

Published by Chantelle Griffin

The ultimate quest is about to begin. If you love fantasy with adventure and a hint of the unexpected. Escape into fantasy, and the mystical world of magic mixed with adventure. Where you are in good company. Although chose your company wisely. There are anti-heroes, wizards, and a range of chaotic characters ahead. Not to mention dragons. A fantasy world set in an ancient mythical world has to have dragons. Tales of sword and sorcery with danger thrown in. Captivated Chantelle from a young age. Reading until all hours of the night to find out what would happen to the characters. There was just one problem the fantasy world was not enough. The story would finish far too soon. Hidden away in the distant past the life of a fantasy writer began. The real life struggles have been a saga all of their own for author Chantelle Griffin. Originally known as Chantelle Lowe and born in Tasmania, Australia. Her dreams haunted her from an early age. Vivid tumultuous dreams carrying adventure and danger. Took the author into her own fantasy world filled with sorcery and treachery. A story that continues to captivate her writing. If you love fantasy with adventure follow the Legacy of Zyanthia series.

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