Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Villains and Villainy- Introduction

Now that my editing series has drawn to a close, I think it’s about time that we start a new one! This time on a subject dear to my writer’s heart: villains.

Honestly, is there anything more fun to write than villains? There’s something fascinating about them no matter their type. It’s the hero that leads the story, but it’s the villain that strings them along and creates a truly interesting web of a plot. And a poorly written villain can make a story fall flat in an instant.

I’ve raved about various types of villains in the past. But I figured, there are so many shades and colors of villains that they deserve their own series. So for the next several weeks, each Wednesday, we’re going to be exploring a classic villain type and how to do them justice in your writing.

And every Friday starting next week there will be a Villain Spotlight, drawing attention to some of the best written villains in books, movies and TV shows. There are of course, a lot of amazing baddies to pay homage to. I’ll be look closely at some of my personal favorites but feel free to offer up suggestions of some of your favorite villains. I know there are so many to choose from and I want to talk about as many as possible.

In the meantime, have a pleasant week! 

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