Why your villain (or antagonist) does what they do is crucial to developing well-rounded characters your audience loves to hate. In this second episode in the villain series, I share specific strategies on how to to do that.
Here’s what you’ll learn in this solo episode:
- how you can develop a well-rounded villain
- how and when to introduce them in your story
- five questions to ask about your character as you develop them
- a few specific ways you can make them force your protagonist to act
Books Mentioned in this Episode
- Characters & Viewpoint (Elements of Fiction Writing) by Orson Scott Card
- The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
- The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
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