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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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Getting to know the villain of the piece--and Sunday #ROW80 check-in

I’m currently reading Donald Maass’ “The Fire in Fiction,” and one of the writing pitfalls he mentions is the stereotypical, cardboard cut-out bad guy or femme fatale. 607 more words

Denise D. Young

Know Your Villain Like Yourself

The other day, I saw a post in a writer’s forum. The writer wanted to know what the allure of villains was. She said she didn’t particularly like any villains, let alone the one she herself was writing. 257 more words

Thursday Writing Prompt No. 25

I’ve signed up for an online graduate humanities class as an elective for my history degree program. The class is pretty small, which means there will be no getting away from discussing philosophy — and its cousin — politics, with each other. 655 more words

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Psychological Disorders as Writing Prompts?

I needed a better villain. So I did some brainstorming on my favorite villains …  Long John Silver, Voldemort, Darth Vader, Hanibal Lector, Dracula. Aside from the fact that most are male (no comment), most also happen to be CRAZY. 291 more words

April 2011

Can it be?

Apparently:  YES.

I’ve just realized why the book’s been coming a little bit slower these past days, illness aside. 

I–lover of good antagonists, she who loves writing her antags–actually failed to flesh out one antagonist’s goals and inner conflict.  158 more words

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