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Chris Roy on Villains. And His Upcoming Release - Her Name is Mercie.

By Lizmckeown1955 @WritersBoost
Her Name Is Mercie by [Roy, Chris]I came across this posting on villains  on my Facebook page and wanted to pursue it further. I remember a reviewer for the New Yorker magazine saying that Disney villains were always infinitely more interesting than the puff balls of virtue that oppose them. The reviewer was referring to 101 Dalmatians.
Chris discussed villains in a guest post on The Writer's Thread. Here are a few experts:
Good villains are obvious. Better ones mysterious. Stealthy. I’ve found that the great ones are an Idea, those that you can relate to, have you agreeing with, then dash your passion with inner conflict.The stealthiest of villains can be a story’s setting. One that draws you in with familiarity, or empathy from emotional attachment shared by the character – then it wants to eat you. The unknown, fear from not understanding why this place was so lovely one moment and the next terrifying, induces horror.Read the rest of the post here:
Chris Roy has a new book coming out: Her Name is Mercie. It's available for pre-order.
What's it about?
Mercie Hillbrook lives a simple, quiet life working as a gas station attendant. Then her parents are killed. Her home is taken. The people responsible are excused for just doing their job. When an attempt to get justice her way lands her in trouble with the law, Mercie realizes she still has something to lose: her own life. 

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