14 Lessons from RWA14: #11, The Villain’s Flaw

This is another great tip from the awesome session on villains by Allison Brennan.

Every villain needs to have a small part of them that’s good and feels remorse. It is this flaw that causes the villain to make a mistake and it is this mistake that helps the┬áhero win.*

Not every villain is mwoo-ha-ha bad, but even for those who aren’t, there needs to be a point when the villain considers turning good. This is important, not just because it offers your hero an opportunity to win, but also because it shows depth to your villain.



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