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7 Tips for Writing Better Villains

August 9th, 2021

There is a difference between an antagonist and a villain. Your story doesn’t need a villain. However, if you’re going to have one, you should have a memorable one

  1. Avoid Under-developed villains
  2. If you must use a cliche, add a twist
  3. Make sure your villain isn't underpowered
  4. Villains have flaws
  5. Villains don't have to be evil
  6. The villain doesn't have to be there in person

7. The villain can be representational

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