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The villain’s journey

I’m doing NaNoWriMo this year. It has been a while since I finished a novel, and I need to get another book going. I have a story in mind, but I have to approach it differently from the other novels I’ve written. This time, I’m focusing on the villain’s journey.

Basing the villain on yourself

What makes for a good villain? Their motivations? Their reactions to their misdeeds? The possibility for redemption? And where can you find inspiration to create such a good villain in your stories? There is one place we overlook because we don’t feel comfortable looking there. But suppose you base the villain on yourself?

Star Wars: When villains are more likable than the heroes

(Spoilers ahead.) The first set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys hit the shelves in the United States, and I already see a problem. The villains seem more likable than the heroes. Have you seen the new Stormtrooper action figures and Rylo Ken with his dual exhaust lightsaber? With the exception of that beach ball BB-8 droid, …

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We need more cute villains!

Warning: This post contains spoilers. My wife bought one of those Disney Tsum Tsum plush toys at the Disney Store. These are Disney characters compressed into a pill shape for maximum cuteness. The Prospector from Toy Story 2 caught her eye. When she bought it, the sales clerk said, “You know, he’s the villain.” My …

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