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Writing better villainsPart one: Creating a villain in general
Don’t create a paper cut out of evil. Unless you’re writing a story for little kids, give your villain depth (think of the good witch and the wicked witch, a protagonist would be closer to the good witch, while the antagonist should be closer to the wicked witch, but they should never be just the good witch or just the bad witch), just like you would any character. There is no such thing as pure evil.
Give your villain a good motive. If somebody hurt them, then they may want to hurt that person, their relatives, or the entire world. They may also be doing it out of greed. Whatever it is, it’s up to you.
Forget the whole “Good deep down” thing. People aren’t like cupcakes of evil with a center of frosting of good. Good and bad a jumbled together. A man who kills enemy soldiers by the thousands, may run an animal shelter out of pure love for animals. Or a hateful dictator who rules wi
How to create a good OCOkay, so I’ve been reading a lot of fanfiction and now I know that a lot of you need a lesson in the art of creating OC’s. I’ll admit I’ve created some crappy OC’s in the past, but I was like ten and they got a decent number of followers, so I something right.
I’m guessing all of you have read at least one fanfiction where an OC ends up with the main character and trumps an important romance between him/her and another character. We’ll that OC may me a candidate for a Mary sue/Gary stu label.
What are Mary sue’s and Gary stu’s you may ask, we’ll I’m here to educate you in these two GIANT crimes against decent fanfiction. Trust me, an OC can make or break a fanfiction.
Here are the traits of a Mary sue.
-Everything in the story goes perfect for her. (This includes romance, school, Pokemon battling, duel monsters, fights, ect.)
-She has absolutely NO personality flaws what so ever. (She is nice no everyone, even people who
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