Writing Challenge: Antagonist Job Interview

The main antagonist. From Left to right: Mea ,...

The main antagonist. From Left to right: Mea , Shizuku, and Keith (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today’s challenge: Interview the main antagonist (or any antagonist, if you have more than one) in your novel for the job of Antagonist (or Evil Villain, Brutal Overlord, Tormentor in Chief, or whatever job title you want to use). You, the author, are the hiring manager, and you get to ask all those nasty interview questions, like:

  • “Where do you see yourself in five years?”
  • “What would you say your biggest weakness is?”
  • “What would the person who likes you least in the world say about you?”
  • “What are you most proud of in your career?”
  • “How would you resolve a dispute between two valued coworkers?” (Note that simply killing one of them is not an option.)
  • “Tell me one thing you would change about your last tormenting job.”
  • “If you had to skip leave town in a hurry, what three things would you be sure to take?”
  • “Explain a complex plot to your eight-year-old niece.”
  • And the ever-dreaded “Tell me about yourself.”

Please don’t feel you need to use these particular questions – I merely offer them as suggestions in case you get stuck.

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