Sacha’s Books

13 Steps to Evil – How to Craft Superbad Villains

Is Sacha’s first Non-Fiction title designed to help writers create the best villains they can.

Book Blurb

Your hero is not the most important character in your book. Your villain is.

Are you fed up of drowning in two-dimensional villains? Frustrated with creating clichés? And failing to get your reader to root for your villain?

In 13 Steps to Evil, you’ll discover:

  • How to develop a villain’s mindset
  • A step-by-step guide to creating your villain from the ground up
  • Why getting to the core of a villain’s personality is essential to make them credible
  • What pitfalls and clichés to avoid as well as the tropes your story needs

Finally, there is a comprehensive writing guide to help you create superbad villains. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned writer, this book will help power up your bad guy and give them that extra edge.

These lessons will help you master and control your villainous minions, navigate and gain the perfect balance of good and evil, as well as strengthening your villain to give your story the tension and punch it needs.

If you like dark humour, learning through examples and want to create the best villains you can, then you’ll love Sacha Black’s guide to crafting superbad villains. Read 13 Steps to Evil today and start creating kick-ass villains.

Published 30th May 2017

Buy it here – click your bookstore or usual reading device.

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IMG_3436Keepers

Keepers is the first book in Sacha Black’s Young Adult Fantasy series.

She’s deep into the final edit and will send it off to her editor in summer 2017. It’s a YA fantasy novel with a little dystopia thrown in.

 

Book Blurb

Eden’s life was balanced…..

….until her soul was bound to her enemy. 

When a mistake kills her parents and threatens to destroy the Netherworld she inhabits, a mysterious human arrives and changes everything.

 

 As Eden’s life spirals dangerously close to destruction and her world is threatened, a charismatic Siren from her past, suddenly returns.

 

Saving the Netherworld is now the last

thing on Eden’s mind. 

Three boys. 

Two murdered parents. 

One deadly choice. 

 

What would you do?

8 comments

  1. Very exciting! Totally know what you mean by “resting” a book. I don’t have nearly as much patience as you do! I’m letting my first book rest while working on my marketing, etc. Also, are you going trad or self-publish?

    1. I don’t have any patience I’m about to put my second book down at just short of 30K only finished in August and I was FORCED to rest it by writing buddies?? it was wise advice though!

      I have no idea really. I figure I might give trad a go nothing to lose although I’m not holding out any hopes.

      You?

      1. Ha! Well, I have sent out about six queries over the last few months and received five thoughtful rejections. I have one more hold out, though I don’t know if it will be the one that decides the fate of my manuscript. I figure as long as the manuscript’s not completely edited, I can still send queries with the first 10 pages (those ARE polished). 🙂 So, no, I’m not decided.

        As for your putting down your second book at 30k. I did that with my first novel! IT had to rest, before I really knew where the story was headed! 🙂 Turned out to be the best thing for my story in the end… But at what cost to my patience?

  2. People were rushed to go the places where they can avoid the rain filled day, even though they have an umbrella. Only a girl whose steps are not big, nor small, not too fast or too slow seems to not mind the weather, she simply wore a black hood and a smile.

    1. awesome entry, thanks Tim. I’m not collecting them up at the moment to post as I am trying to finish a couple of manuscripts, but I love your entry nonetheless.

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