There are a few things that the majority of villains have. They have a motive, opportunity, and some connection to the main character, assuming that the protagonist is a hero. But what makes a villain good at being bad?
We’ve all heard it. Accepted it. The number of original (or basic) story plots can be counted on our two hands. It has all been said and done before.
Or has it?
Four of us sat outside the PWR classroom in Nussbaum, ready to learn from a publishing professional about freelance editing. I didn’t even want to become a freelance editor, but I was ready to take notes just the same.
Whichever part of the novel-making process just doesn’t seem to come naturally to you, this book has some time-tested tips to put you back on track.
Any writer wanting to make a strong first impression would greatly benefit from reading this short, but content-heavy book.
Five words or less could be the most memorable sentence of your story. Here’s how some masters of the craft have harnessed the power of a well-placed word.