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Villain Not Evil Enough? 7 Must-Haves for Writing Great Bad Guys

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

Why is getting your villain right important?

Getting the villain or antagonist right in your story is paramount. He/she/it must be detailed, three-dimensional, and well-thought-out. Many people don’t realize just how important this is.

It’s easy to focus on your hero or heroine and leave the villain as an afterthought, but that is a HUGE mistake.

Come listen to this week’s episode and learn the 7 functions your villain should fulfill in your story. If you’re missing any in your WIP (work in progress), you’re going not want to add them.

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Villainy Checklist

To learn the 7 traits your villain must possess to be an efficient bad guy (or gal) give the episode a listen below:

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