One of the most fun parts of writing a novel is creating the bad guys. I certainly had a lot of fun working on the creepy and menacing character of Rupert in I AM (NOT) THE WALRUS.
Villains are characters just as much as heroes, and their twisted personalities, and evil motives have to be shown in their dialogue and actions. While I was working on Rupert I had a look at some other memorable villains in guy books.
The first one who came to mind was Keir Sarafian, the protagonist of Chris Lynch’s INEXCUSABLE. Keir is a rapist, which is bad enough in of itself, but what makes matters worse is that he’s a rapist without a conscience. He sees nothing wrong in his appalling actions. A lot of fictional villains have one or two redeeming features, but Keir has none. He’s not a fun villain to read about, and perhaps wasn’t a lot of fun to write about.~ read more ~