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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Killer Characters Blogfest

Hosted by Get Busy Writing. The theme is, you guessed it, Killer Characters! Is there a hero who's haunted your dreams? How about a lower-than-dirt bad guy who's made your skin crawl? Or a spunky sidekick who's stolen your heart? Tell us about them!

Join us in three challenges:
1) Oct 24 post about your favorite literary supporting character2) Oct 26 post about your favorite literary protagonist
3) Oct 28 post about your favorite literary antagonist
All entires should be 250 words maximum, but you may use all the pictures you'd like.

All my chosen characters are richly colourful and well crafted. they come alive off the page.

Serverus Snape
from Harry Potter who everyone loves to hate and
as a little cheat Captain Barbossa from Pirates of the Carribean after all the character was crafted by screenwriters Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.

ANTAGONISTS Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere characters
Mr. Croup who is the talkative half of the pair of assassins. He is an educated thug, short, fat, and speaks in a pompous and verbose manner and seems be the one calling the shots. He has a taste (literally) for fine china. Mr. Vandemar is rather dull-witted, tall, and gangly. Vandemar is Croup’s polar opposite. He does not speak much, but when he does, his statements are often laconic and blunt. He is quite brutish and seems to enjoy nothing more than killing and destroying things (even practising his golf swing with live toads).


I probably found this hardest of all to choose one,
should it be Becky Sharpe from Vanity Fair because she is ever resourceful in an unfair world?

or Todd and Viola from Chaos Walking Trilogy who battle on through adversity?

Or Vianne Rocher from Chocolat by Joanne Harris because she is kind and proactive in helping others and ends up learning how to let others help her?


  1. Yikes! Not Becky Sharpe! LOL!! Sorry but she totally put me off Vanity Fair for life.. ahem! Sorry Becky Sharpe fans!!! *ducks and hides*!

    Oh but yay for Captain Barbossa! He was fun!!!! :-) Take care

  2. Dear Madeleine,

    This sounds like fun, but I don't think I'll have time to post anything.

    I was looking for your post for REW 'Haunting'.

    I have read your 'sticky-post' and will check in again and again until it comes up.

    In the meantime, you have just received a visit from


    Happy Halloween!

    Anna's RFWers' Challenge No. 25 - 'Haunting'

  3. P.S.
    I really like both Severus Snape and Captain Barbossa!


  4. Excellent choices. The pair from Neverwhere are a nasty piece of work. So fun to read about. :)

  5. Snape and Barbossa are great choices, and Mr. Coup and Mr. Vandemar? Awesome! Oh, and I have to say my favorite would be Vianne Rocher from Chocolat. Loved the book, loved the movie, love her!

  6. Some great choices here!
    A few people picked Snape - for good reason. He makes the books come alive.

  7. BARBOSA!! i love that guy!
    and i will have to get Neverwhere, sounds dastardly!

  8. Excellent choices! You're right, a lot of those choices really do come to life off the page:)

  9. Severus Snape--great choice! :)

    I love Neil Gaiman's books, but I've never read Neverwhere. Must get around to that . . .

  10. Brilliant to see Neverwhere getting some love :-)

  11. Great choices all. The choosing was the toughest part of this blogfest, if you ask me. Glad to have found your blog and look forward to reading more of your posts.


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