The Supervillain: How to Build a Formidable Foe

“I’ve got you now! Mwahahaha!” *five minutes later* “Mwaha-ha-ha. Do you like my laugh?” asked the supervillain. If you haven’t guessed already, we’re talking about supervillains today. They are a proud and noble race that battle it out against our¬†superheroes. Without them causing trouble, we wouldn’t have a story for our heroes and anti-heroes. Because […]

False Antagonist: What Are They & How to Use Them

False Antagonist

There isn’t much out there about the false antagonist. They’re a rare phenomenon in literature. It’s more of an idea than a character type that needs to be developed. Most people like to think of the antagonist as the bad guy, first and last. Sure. There may be a few enemies to defeat along the […]

How to Create Protagonists that Readers Love

Protagonists

You can learn how to create lovable protagonists by focusing on what connects them with readers. And that boils down to a few things. The first being that you need to create round, dynamic characters that your readers relate to and sympathize with. That process starts with some character development. But because protagonists run the […]