Tag Archive | villain

Arch-Nemesis

Arch-Nemesis

Do you have anyone in your life you truly despise? Until recently, I could honestly say I didn’t have any enemies. Sure, there are plenty of people I don’t really like. A few that I even dislike and strive to avoid. I’ve had my ups and downs with people, and usually we work it out, […]

Enter the Villain

Enter the Villain

For me, villains can be a lot of fun to write. That’s probably because they’re usually scheming, strategizing people with agendas that they WILL accomplish. I may do a post specifically on villains someday soon, but today I decided to share a chapter from a book I’m cowriting featuring the villain. (Yes, I’m doing two […]

What I Learned From Avatar

No. I’m not talking about James Cameron’s remake of Fern Gully. I’m talking about the award winning Nickelodeon production, Avatar: The Last Air Bender. The first and original Avatar story, that should have had dibs on the name for the movie production, until James Cameron stole it. My son started watching the cartoon while visiting […]

Heroes vs. Villains

Owing to the popularity of my previous two posts and in recognition to the need to have these things simply explained to the novice writer, I’m going to continue my trek into the minds of the characters in stories.  In addition to this article, I will do two more discussing various types of “good guys” […]

The Villain’s Quest

Much has been written and discussed about the Hero’s Journey, but little has been explored about the Villain’s Quest.  I would like to do that now, as best I can. Though it is true that all stories will have a Hero and that most Heroes go through the Hero’s Journey, not all stories have a […]