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Mystical Bad Guys by Jacqui Jacoby

Posted by Guest at Dec 1, 2016 1:30 am in , , ,

Things that go bump in the night.  The kinda things that the heroine or hero wouldn’t do.  It’s the personality of that other character, the character that will teach your heroine and hero to find their better selves, to work together to defeat that villain and make Happily Ever After come true. But first… that villain. It’s […]

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Villains We Love to Hate

Posted by Guest at Oct 20, 2016 1:27 pm in , , ,

©MM Pollard, October, 2016   If you want to create a villain your readers will love to hate, avoid the clichéd villain. Clichéd villain: If the villain is a woman (in any sub-genre) she’s the conniving other woman, she’s the evil mother-in-law, she’s the wicked/crazy twin sister of the heroine, she’s the wicked/crazy sister of […]

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Top 5 Ways to Build a Flimsy Villain with a “Mustache Twirl”

Posted by pmillhouse at Oct 29, 2015 1:14 am in , , ,

by Paul Millhouse #5 Fashion your villain after creeps on the evening news, or your mother-in-law. #4 Surf through Facebook for icky stories. #3 Steal your villainess from Pop-culture movie characters and give her a sinister laugh – Mwahahahahaha…hahaha. #2 Equip your villainess with lots of explosives, minions, weapons, and give her an impenetrable castle […]

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Showing Your Villains a little Love!

Posted by VampWereZombie at Oct 19, 2015 1:42 am in , ,

by Rebekah R. Ganiere How many times have you read a book, seen a movie or watched a TV Show and loved or absolutely hated the Villain? There is nothing better than a well played, well fleshed out villain who isn’t a cardboard cutout of what evil is supposed to look like. I’ve rooted for […]

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Perks of Being a Villain by Maureen L. Bonatch

Posted by mbonatch at Oct 15, 2015 1:17 am in , , ,

A bad hair day is every day Hop out of bed, and out the door because that’s just the way villains roll. Wild and unruly locks accompany the villain job description.  If the good guy has that long tendril of hair obscuring one of his eyes, the heroine is suspicious of him until he proves […]

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