Tag Archives: character development

Your Protagonist is Perfect and You Should Feel Bad

I recall as a young writer the greatest and, at times, only flaw in my protagonists was in their lack of flaws. Just as readers and viewers tire of 2-dimensional villains, so do they bore of porcelain-faced protagonists, especially those seemingly unaware of their perfections. Why Do We Make Our Characters Flawed? As writers, we dwell in the fantastical […]

villains love money and power, right?

“I’m Evil for Power and Money,” said Every Villain Ever

As comic book movies dominate the film industry and television networks continue regurgitating the same maniacal CSI franchises and Gossip Bitch dramas, it’s hard to see such a vast array of villains who are so much alike. Why are we so afraid of making villains likeable–isn’t that how most villainous tycoons get to be successful in all […]