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Bad Guys and Gals -- How We love to hate them!

by Sue Viders and Becky MartinezVillains... those bad guys and gals that you hate, but remember. In fact the really great villains are sometimes remembered more than the other characters in the story. How does a character get to be such so revered, so infused with the love/hate emotions we have?It’s because they have one or more of the following motivations:

Revenge - the powerful need to “get back” at someone for those wrongs, whether only perceived or real

Power - wanting control over almost anything, another person, another company, or another nation or country

Greed - the overpowering lust for money or “things”

Perhaps they have a religious or political agenda... sigh, don’t get me started on the politics in Washington or anywhere else in the world, and in some cases the overriding actions of the villainis caused by a simple case of insanity.
Then we have the comic book characters and the supernatural creatures, such as the vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghosts and all those aliens f…

The Self Publishing Journey

It takes a village...
Hillary Clinton, when she was the First Lady, wrote a book entitled... “It Takes A Village...” referring to the concept that it takes many individuals and groups outside of the immediate family to raise a child.

So it is with writing. For after you have written that book, what are you going to do with it? There are two ways to look at publishing a tome and the bottom line is they both revolve around money. Well, what doesn’t these days?

Traditional publishing - usually in print form has both the pros and the cons... doesn’t everything.
•Pros - they do it all for you, the proofing, editing, design a cover, print it and to some degree marketing
•Cons - you don’t make much money

Self-publishing - an ebook
•Pros - you make more money and you are in charge of all the details along the way
•Cons - you have to spend a lot of money before you can make any as putting together your team requires a lot of energy (you have to kiss a lot of frogs in the way of editors, etc. who don…