Category Archives: Villains

Warning: These 5 Points Will Help You Create Awesome Female Villains

Warning: These 5 Points Will Help You Create Awesome Female Villains

What is it about women that just isn’t scary? Perhaps it’s because women can represent motherhood and mothers are loving and caring. Or maybe it’s because we are (generally) smaller framed and not as physically strong as (most) men and therefore don’t epitomize the brutality of villainy.
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Secrets of Antiheroes – Master Villains or Master Heroes?

What is it about anti-heroes that’s so damn appealing? I can’t help myself. If the protagonist is an anti-hero, I am like a salivating dog. I cant get enough of whatever it is I am reading or watching. I’m a self-confessed Antihero Addict. I want to explore what it is about them that we all love so much.

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6 Simple Steps to Superbad Villains

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We all love to hate bad guys, and you gave me some fantastic additions to my villain list last week, (thank you). What I love more than hating a bad guy, is a bad guy that makes me empathize with them before I hate them. It makes the hate so much more powerful because they cheated me, and I hate thinking of myself as gullible, so if they did get to me, then that makes them superbad in my eyes!

I’ve been thinking about my own antagonists/villains in my WIP, and what I can do to develop them, to make them more hateable but loveable. It led me to think about the importance of villains having a redeeming quality or some positive trait.  Continue reading

Crafting Villains Series #1 Who’s Your Ultimate Villain?

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April brings the start of another series, as I start to look at the villains in my novel, I thought I would share with you the things I learn. But first: Audience Participation Required… Continue reading