Day 26

Which character is an absolute pain to write and why?

Ugh, I hate admitting this, but my villain. It’s taken me literal years to develop my main antagonist into something that actually scares the shit out of me. Villains are hard. How do you create a backstory for them that isn’t cliche? What made them evil? What even is evil? Villains who are evil for the sake of being evil are boring and the last time I wanted was an epic group of heroes clashing with a mediocre bad guy. His motivation has definitely changed over the years, but people change. People let things fester, they let their emotions take them over and turn them into completely different beings. That’s something I wanted to give detail to, the humanity of villains. Something to make him relatable. Something to make him the hero of his own story.

Photo by Kotaro Maruyama on Unsplash

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