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 humor, 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

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13 Steps to Evil – How to Craft Superbad Villains Workbook

Sacha Black’s book 13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft A Superbad Villain showed writers how to create their ultimate villain in an easy and humorous, step-by-step guide.

This workbook puts those lessons to use by building on each chapter in 13 Steps To Evil and guiding you through the development of your indisputable bad guy. It’s time to get to the core of your villain and supersize that evil.

Inside the workbook you’ll find hundreds of thought provoking questions, exercises and creativity boosting prompts. This resource will help you:

+ Choose the perfect villain traits
+ Create sinister character histories and motives
+ Avoid pesky clichés
+ Design conflict and tension that grips your reader
+ Build your market knowledge so you create a villain that sells

Craft your characters through easy to digest exercises that empower you to conquer your villain for life.
Read the 13 Steps To Evil Workbook today and start creating kick-ass bad guys.

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Keepers is the first book in Sacha de Black’s Young Adult Fantasy series, the Eden East Novels.

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Book Blurb

Saving the world is easy: all Eden has to do is die.

Seventeen-year-old Eden East’s life is perfect… until her soul is bound to her worst nightmare. Then her parents are brutally murdered, and everyone’s a suspect, including her best friend.

As her world spirals out of control, a charismatic Siren, from a past she can’t remember, returns offering help, hope, and a heap of distractions.

Eden must put aside her grief to solve the mystery of her parents’ murder. In a race against time, can she break the binding to her enemy before he destroys her and her world? 

Three lives. 

Two murdered parents. 

One deadly choice








  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.


      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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