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Villains and Antagonists: Building the Other Side of the Story
January 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In any story, the hero can only be as epic as his villain. Readers get to know the protagonist through the course of the narrative, but the antagonist is mostly seen as a counterpoint, a force that clashes with the main character’s goals. Getting readers to invest in that struggle means that the antagonist needs to be fully fleshed out so they can push the protagonist to their limits, offering more difficult obstacles and a more intense struggle. Editor JR Wesley will be offering insights and tips on how to make a villain the star of his own show to take your story to the next level, and how every author can use sympathy for the devil to hook the audience and keep them reading.