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Antagonist Analysis

RB: “Demon, you’ve looked over my manuscripts and met my antagonists. What are your thoughts?”

Demon: “Antagonist… just say villain. I like it better.”

RB: “Not all antagonists are bad.” 302 more words

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Meet the newest addition to the super-villain world,  “Apex. The bane of humanity”.  Apex was a leading evolutionary biologist named Charles Dexxen who stumbled upon an ancient tomb during research in the Amazon Rainforest. 174 more words


Nancy: Back to the Beginning

Last week, I wrote about reworking an important scene that provided a mini-turning point in the middle of Act I to propel the action forward to the bigger turning point at the end of the Act. 897 more words


Life is Good, Then People Show Up!

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~Marcus Aurelius… 406 more words



Something I’m still learning myself is how to create villains. I have plenty of stories where there’s a conflict, and a protagonist, but I’m still working on antagonists. 628 more words


Flash...ah aah aaah

I got a hankering for some cartoon stache. You see, I began to hypothesize that all cartoon characters with mustaches are antagonists. You got your Yosemite Sam, Snidely Whiplash, the Purple Pieman. 119 more words


Nancy: Fix This Damn Scene!

This past week, I had an opportunity (READ: no choice but) to go back to some of our McDaniel program basics to fix a scene that had gone off the rails. 930 more words