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Awesome Villains

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS IN LITERATURE MIGHT BE SOME OF THE BADDEST ONES. Be honest -- hasn't there been a character you love to hate in some of your favorite books? There's just something so weirdly compelling about characters gone bad -- and I think that's the distinction most important to notice. We're fascinated by characters who started good and ended up bad, maybe because we could imagine going down that path ourselves. So how can we write the baddest baddies around ourselves? Here's a primer on making a super-villain your readers will shudder to read -- and be delighted as well. (Read more »)

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