It’s time for another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post to boost my confidence and encourage myself to engage with the writing community. The IWSG post on the first Wednesday of every month.
Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all having a good week. I’ve been feeling slightly frazzled lately as I have so much going on both at work and at home. Finding time for writing is a challenge at the moment, but I’m trying to squeeze in a little where I can. If only I could survive without sleep!
I’m excited to announce the Masquerade: Oddly Suited blog tour, running from 18th March to 4th May 2019. There will be a mix of guest posts, interviews and spotlights through which you can learn more about all the stories and authors. Here is the schedule:
- Mon 18th March: Spotlight @ The Story of a Writer
- Fri 22nd March: Guest post by Anstice Brown @ Nicki Elson’s Not-So-Deep Thoughts
- Sun 24th March: Interview with Jennifer Lane @ Nancee Cain, Romance with a Serrated Edge
- Tues 26th March: Guest post by Angela Brown @ Blog of Author J Lenni Dorner
- Wed 27th March: Debut author spotlight @ Operation Awesome
- Fri 29th March: Spotlight @ April Blogging from A-Z Challenge
- Mon 1st April: Interview with Deborah Solice @ Dusting the Soul
- Thurs 4th April: Spotlight @ Elements of Emaginette
- Fri 5th April: Guest post by C.D Gallant-King @ Writer’s Gambit
- Mon 8th April: Interview with Elizabeth Mueller @ Just Jemi
- Fri 12th April: Guest post by Carrie-Anne Brownian @ Jennifer Lane Books
- Mon 15th April: Guest post by Chelsea Marie Ballard @ My Pet Blog
- Tues 16th April: Guest post by Myles Christensen @ Quiet Fury Books
- Mon 22nd April: Interview with all the authors @ Alex J. Cavanaugh
- Sat 4th May: Interview with L.G Keltner @ The Cynical Sailor & His Salty Sidekick
I hope you’ll join us to discover more about the anthology!
Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero or the villain?
I suppose I like both for different reasons. I find it much easier to write from the POV of the protagonist. I can usually relate to their goals and interests. It can be hard to get inside the head of the villain and realistically portray their perspective, especially if they have done terrible things.
Most antagonists are not just evil for the sake of being evil-you have to show how they justify their actions and perhaps work out a plausible backstory that explains their motivation. I find that tricky, but it can also be interesting and fun to write from that POV.
I enjoy writing retellings of fairytales in which the ‘bad guy’ turns out to be a sympathetic, misunderstood character. But often, my villain’s true motivations are a mystery that I like to reveal later in the story, so I prefer to write from the POV of the protagonist so I don’t give too much away.
What about you?
Which POV do you prefer to write from or read about? Do you have any news that you’d like to share?