It's the first Wednesday of the month, and that means it's time to convene another meeting of The Insecure Writer's Support Group. Our leader Alex J. Cavanaugh has gathered some wonderful co-hosts for this month: Fundy Blue, Beverly Stowe McClure, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard.
Be sure to check out the IWSG website for support and lots of great resources for writers!
I've been feeling a little insecure about my writing for the last couple of weeks. One of the reasons for this has to be lack of progress. I've been busy, and when I do find time to write, it's hard for me to get much done. My mind has been focused on other things. I know all writers go through things like this, but it's still frustrating. I just need to keep reminding myself that slow progress is better than no progress.
Now let's move on to the optional question for the month.
Whose perspective do you like to write from best, the hero (protagonist) or the villain (antagonist)? And why?
I can honestly say I've never attempted to write a story from the point of view of the villain. Why? I suppose I'm just accustomed to telling stories from the POV of the protagonist. That's my natural starting point. I guess most stories we consume are told in this same way. We like to travel alongside the hero and cheer them on through their journey. It's a crucial part of being human.
That being said, I think it would be quite fun to try writing a story from the POV of the villain. The opportunity to get an in depth look at their motivations and the way they perceive the world could be invaluable. I'll definitely have to give it a try some time.
Do you prefer to tell your stories from the POV of the hero or the villain?