9 Tips for Creating Successful Antagonists in Any Genre – From the Writers in the Storm Blog


Lisa Hall-Wilson

There’s a pretty basic storytelling flaw that trips up many writers and that’s creating villains/antagonists who aren’t successful. Let’s define what I mean by successful. A successful antagonist moves the story ahead, directly challenges the protagonist, and has a better than 50% chance of success. Without a powerful antagonist, your protagonist has nothing substantial to fight against—there’s little reason to cheer for them.

3 Pillars for a Successful Antagonist

  • Does the antagonist/villain directly oppose your protagonist’s main plot goal?
  • Does the antagonist/villain have a head start?
  • Are there aspects of the villain/antagonist we agree with or can even love?

Read the rest of this post HERE.

Advertisements

One thought on “9 Tips for Creating Successful Antagonists in Any Genre – From the Writers in the Storm Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s