In a companion episode to #023, 3D Villains, we discuss writing villains, with and without POVs. What makes them challenging to write? How to revise them for motivation and believability, and more!

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Is writing villains easy? How can you develop a villain without a point of view? Is a villain always seen as evil? How can you get into your villains head? Can we effectively troubleshoot our own villains? And what about writing them with a point of view? So take your villain, give them a good shave and a motivation and get writing!

What we talked about:

Is writing villains easy? (0:38)

How do you write a villain who does not have a point of view? (2:20)

Do we always see the villain as evil from the beginning? (4:17)

How do you get the nuance on the page when your villain doesn’t have a point of view? (5:20)

The importance of motivation! (7:17)

The challenges of getting into your villains head. (11:48)

Villain writing experiences – can we troubleshoot our own villains? (16:08)

So how do you fix the mustache twirling cliche? (18:12)

What about villains with a point of view? (20:32)

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Want more about these topics? Check out:

SWRT 23: 3D Villains 
SWRT 34: Developing your Supporting Characters 
60 Second Writing Tip: Scheming Characters 

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