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Old October 18th, 2010, 5:38 pm
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Re: Writing antagonists

I think they give the story its main atmosphere. If the villain is 'really bad', it makes it really difficult for the protagonist to beat them without committing 'wrong things'. In other words, it makes a great challenge for the protagonist, and thus makes the story more exciting and enjoyable.
Definitely. That kind of thing can really add to the books atmosphere itself and give the good guys something that they have to go up against and stuff.

I find it quite difficult actually. It's not really easy to make an original villain. It takes a lot to make him/her believable and scary/ugly without exaggerating them, at the same time. Even if one is writing fantasy/sci-fi, things need to be believable.
Yep. There's too much that can go wrong there . Like you said, it's too easy to exaggerate them and stuff. And at the end of the day, they have to be believable, not silly or ridiculous.

I agree. Patience is the key to everything in writing, and not just villains.
Yea if we weren't patient then the writing wouldn't turn out that well.


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