Category Archives: Presentations

Presentations given on writing villains (usually at LTUE – check out LTUE.net!) now recorded here on the blog!

HDHTS: Winner, Winner!

Hello, minions! In case you missed it, this is part three of Henchmen Don’t Have To Suck and if you’re getting tired of it, shame on you, but good news: this is the last post. In the previous post, I … Continue reading

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HDHTS: Objective Get!

Hello, minions! Henchmen Don’t Have To Suck is actually a presentation I gave at LTUE (LTUE.net!) in 2014 and it’s a little long to put in one post. You didn’t think that the pay raise was my only advice, did … Continue reading

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Henchmen Don’t Have To Suck: Pay Raise

Remember the good old days of cartoons and children’s stories where there was the terrifying but basically incompetent evil overlord, and the brave hero(es) who were in a constant battle with the evil overlord who Deus Ex Machina’d his way … Continue reading

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Making the Backstory

Okay, it was pretty lame just to have one post this week about something that I haven’t even done yet. So I suppose this week we’ll do two posts. Let’s talk a little about how to write your villain’s backstory. … Continue reading

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The Five Main Points of Villany: It Could be Anyone

Hello, readers! In case you missed it, this is one in five posts – the last one, to be exact. If you missed the previous posts, Motive, Evil Deeds, Independence, and Antagonists, it’s best if you go back and read … Continue reading

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The Five Main Points of Villainy: Antagonists

Hello, readers! In case you missed it, this is one in five posts – number four, to be exact. If you missed the previous posts, Motive, Evil Deeds, and Independence, it’s best if you go back and read them first, … Continue reading

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The Five Main Points of Villainy: Independence

Hello, readers! In case you missed it, this is one in five posts – number three, to be exact. If you missed the previous posts, Motive and Evil Deeds, it’s best if you go back and read them first, because … Continue reading

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The Five Main Points of Villainy: Evil Deeds

Hello, readers! In case you missed it, this is one in five posts – number two, to be exact. If you missed the previous post, it’s best if you go back and read that one first, because the points build … Continue reading

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The Five Main Points of Villainy: Motive

I’m typing these after all because the Five Main Points of Villany are the best way to start off a proper discussion of villains, getting down to the craft a la my own personal advice. They encompass the first questions … Continue reading

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