Definition: “Devil’s Advocate”

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(dictionary.com)


Jeff VanderMeer enlightens us further:

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from Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

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The term Devil’s advocate originates in the Catholic Church.

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Defined at New Advent here.


Today’s Assignment:

1. Consider the light and the dark sides of your story.

2. Give your characters complex personalities.

3. Keep your story dynamic with strong opposition between your protagonist and antagonist.

4. Make a list of these opposing features. Is the list balanced?