You Think I’m Twisted?

Because of the type of books I write and the villains I create I often get asked how a Christian can come up with such twisted, evil, demented characters.

It’s easier than you might think. I know that sounds creepy, but the reality is that all of us have the potential for evil within us. Great evil. Vile stuff. As the saying goes, “We all have a little Eichmann in us.” Referring, of course, to the Nazi “architect of the Holocaust,” Adolf Eichmann.

During one of my visits with my oncologist I mentioned this fact to him, that readers often think I’m weird or strange because of the villains I bring to life. He said, “Michael, you’re no different than anyone else. Everyone has that stuff in their head, you’re just not afraid to expose it.”

Deep stuff, really.

I can create those kind of characters because I recognize the existence of evil and I want to shine the Light on it and expose  it, show the consequences of it, how it manipulates and controls and captures and ultimately destroys. And I want to contrast that to life in the Light, forgiven, grace-filled, free.

Please understand, I don’t take it lightly. I don’t explore the dark side for kicks and fantasize about it and toy with it. Just because I write about creeps doesn’t make me one. I’m not a twisted person.

But I’m also not afraid to expose the potential that is there.


About mikedellosso

Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on January 12, 2010, in Writing Life and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Mike,
    Thats funny, cause I think you are probably one of the least “twisted people” I have ever met. Your theory must work 🙂


    • Ben, I think that’s what throws people off. People who know me, anyway. The “me” they see is not the same person as “me” the writer. And I think that’s normal for writers to have this split-personality thing going on.


  2. I am about to find out Mark’s secret between he and his wife are and I’m hanging on a cliff.I dont know what the secret is thats causing them so much trouble but I can imagine that secret is what has destoryed a lot of couples and it will hit home with a lot of people.So your writings are gonna help some men/women wake up and say wow thats me.The pastor is the first example of this (he is out there on hell).Your book is great and in order to reach people where they are you have to go to the places where they are ,and we as Christians dont want to think about it or talk about it.Keep pressin on this is good stuff.


  3. Well if you are twisted, I’m glad you are – someone has to be to come up with great books full of suspense and apart from the “normal” average fiction – so stay twisted 🙂


  4. Blair and Mark, thanks for the comments. Blair, I pray my books impact lives and cause people to look inside themselves. And you’re right, too often Christians don’t want to go where the lost are, but isn’t that exactly what Jesus did? And he took the message of hope and salvation with Him.


  5. Mike,
    I guess you are the silent but twisted type!! Keep up the great work.


  6. The writer Flannery O’Connor said it: for the almost deaf you have to shout, and for the nearly blind you have to draw large pictures. And you, Mike, have to write the story that’s in you.


  7. hi mike dad i thought about this alot since our talk and you know what i love my GOD and am glad i can not figure him out i just trust him JESUS says “only believe” trust and obey for thier is no other way to be happy in JESUS but to TRUST and OBEY just child like faith simple as that love dad


  8. dad,Thats good I needed to read what you wrote.I have been struggling here lately and you are so right we need to trust and obey.thanks


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