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5 Tips for Writing Antagonists

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about writing antagonists. A great antagonist can be incredibly compelling, but a weak one can often ruin the story. Antagonists (and specifically villains) are some of the most complex characters that writers have to tackle. 629 more words


The Writing Life: Real-Life Antagonist

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve been dealing with an… 547 more words

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How Important is Your Antagonist?

What makes a gripping story? The main character? The setting? The plot? Minor characters? Unique events? The quality of writing?

All of the above? Sure, I’d take that answer. 1,084 more words


Academy of Villainy: 6 Things It IS Okay For Your Antagonist To Do

A couple of weeks ago I posted 7 Things Your Antagonist Should Never Do, and while thinking and researching for that article I also realized that there’s a long list of things that your antagonist CAN do, cliche or not, under certain circumstances. 360 more words

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