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|Prompt: Joy asked how we would create passive aggressive characters in our stories.
I work in mental health and I have access to their histories and let's face it, we write bits and pieces of people we know and read about to create characters. I had a friend who was mean to all her friends and her parents were so nice. Situations make us who we are.
If you are raised by people who do crime, you will behave like that. As writers, we look for great stories and we have to have bad and good characters. I have met aggressive people and being in mental health, I have to redirect their behavior at work. Like I said, you incorporate characters from real life and books you read. I do anyway. I would never make a character identical to a person I know. I scramble things around. I like making up fictional stories and characters. Like those crime stories. How do they write bad, awful people? Old police files and stories.
I like happy endings and my bad people characters are over powered by good ones. We have to have a story and make it good. I hate the terms aggressive and passive but I deal with these people 4 nights a week at my job and my writer's mind is always working.
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