How To Create A Villain

My guest post today over at Indie e-Con:

“How To Create A Villain”

Every good story needs a villain, or some antagonistic force. They are the ones who make the protagonist’s character grow until they become the hero their story needs, the hero that readers can admire. The villain makes the hero shine; the darkness makes the light shine bright. A story about good people with nothing happening doesn’t show us or teach us anything, but a story about good people fighting against evil—now that is something.

So the question is, how do you go about creating this villain or dark force that your hero must overcome? Let’s begin with this: What are the key ingredients a villain needs to have?

1. They must be someone or something that…

Read the whole article HERE.

 

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