Some important thoughts to consider when creating your antagonist,
Every reader loves a good villain, and most writers love them too. If you rack your brain about some of the most memorable characters in books, movies, and on TV, I’d bet more than a few villains pop up.
I personally find antagonists fascinating. Sometimes I find them even more fascinating than many heroes out there, and it’s difficult for me to take my attention and shift it back where it belongs (and before you say I should make my villain my main character, I’ve already done that a few times. Great minds think alike!).
What’s interesting, though, is that when creating antagonists, more than a few writers forget the most important part.
A good antagonist isn’t necessarily just a villain at large in your story world – sometimes he or she isn’t even a bad person at all. The most important thing to remember about your antagonist is that they are…
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