Writing villains

“Always write the characters you disagree with stronger than the ones you agree with.” — Jonathan Tolin

I keep having trouble with my villain. People don’t understand her motive. So I sat down, and closed my eyes, and pictured her walking toward me. Then I waited until she started talking. I had no idea her voice was like that, or that she was so bitter, but also fearful herself. A few things are still unclear though, not because she’s unclear, but because I was so surprised, that I opened my eyes and cut her off.

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