Most everyone focuses their attention on having compelling protagonists. But are you giving your antagonists the attention they deserve? Whether you’re writing romance, mysteries, or fantasy novels, your bad guys need to be well-rounded to be interesting. Two ways to do this are through sharing their back story and identifying the motivations for their actions.
In this episode, we refer back to some prior episodes: Episode 4, Research’s Role in Writing Fiction; Episode 5, Look Closer at Keeping Your Reader’s Interest with David Ellis; and Episode 6, Dovetailing Creative Ideas and Smart Business Decisions with Kevin Tumlinson.
The Write Approach, Episode 8: Properly Motivating Your Antagonists
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