Friday, December 31, 2010
Creating My Antagonist
So after many months of pondering, I have finally put together a plausible and tangible antagonist for my book "Dis-Ease" (working title). My protagonists are average citizens turned mental patients thanks to some of the side-effects of their cure. However, Jacob, my main character, is out to prove to the world that the government is wrong and that these people are not crazy but possess special gifts. As much as I hate writing politics it makes perfect sense that the antagonist be some kind of government authority or interest group. The Food and Drug Administration or the Department of Health (which oversees that agency) would be what I was shooting for, and I would create a character who leads the efforts to suppress media coverage. The goal of my protagonists are to expose the truth on national television and broadcast to the world what's really going on with the cure for Miller's Disease. Think John Carpenter's "They Live" minus aliens and a brainwashing satellite signal.