3 Tips For Writing Convincing Villains

3 Tips For Writing Convincing Villains

Antagonists are an essential aspect of good storytelling. Every narrative needs some sort of obstacle for the protagonist to overcome, and antagonists can provide this obstruction. In fiction, and particularly in fantasy writing, the antagonist often takes the form of a nefarious (what a wonderful word!) villain. Here are three things I like to keep in mind, when I create villains:

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Editing Schmediting

Editing Schmediting R.S. Mollison-Read

Editing is a crucial step in the writing process, but often it can feel onerous, and anti-climactic. After you’ve finished the interesting, exciting part, the writing, you now have to go back to the beginning, and edit everything? What the business?
Still, editing is one of the most important steps in the writing processes. It gives your work polish, flow, and clarity, and it helps you to catch minor errors, that a first glance would miss.

Here are a few important things to think about when editing:

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