Book: Writing About Villains (Writing Craft) by Rayne Hallcategories: Book, Villain, Writing Horror, Thriller Writing, Characterisation, Creative Writing, Characterization, Fiction Writing, Writer's Craft, Novel Writing, Write a Book, Authorship, Authors, Writing Craft
Rayne Hallabout this book: This is the fourth book in the Writing Craft series, joining the bestsellers Writing Fight Scenes, Writing Scary Scenes and The Word-Loss Diet.
This book helps you create the kind of villain your novel deserves, a fiend whom your readers love to hate and can never forget.
Forget the cardboard evil-doers with their evil laughter and stinking breath. Your villains will have personality, ideals, feelings and conflicts. They will challenge your heroes, chill your readers, and give your novel excitement and depth. This book shows you how to create fiends whom readers love to hate and can't forget.
The book covers characterisation, tapping into the power of archetypes without stereotyping, making your villains fearsome, believable and unique, as well as dialogue, description, clichés to avoid, and writing techniques with simple yet effective sentences to make the reader's skin crawl.
You'll find useful ideas whether you write a romance, an urban fantasy, a thriller, a horror novel or a children's book.
Writing About Villain is based on Rayne Hall's popular class Creating Create Villains but contains more material than the class.
Please note that this book uses British English which differs from American in some word choices, spelling, syntax and punctuation.
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