The Importance of Creating a Likable Antagonist in Supernatural Stories

Putting careful consideration into your antagonist’s backstory makes for a richer story overall, explains author, teacher, writing coach, and speaker Mandy Jackson-Beverly. Not everyone is born evil, so take the time to explain why a villain is the way he or she is. It’s important that writers think of their characters as having human elements and struggles, even if you are writing in the fantasy or supernatural genre. Creating a backstory prior to writing gives you time to explore the character...
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