The Powerful Villain

In almost every case, a well-defined antagonist gives power to the story. Alfred Hitchcock said the more powerful your antagonist, the more complex and dangerous the situation, the harder your protagonist must work to overcome it and as you ratchet up the villain’s power, the story energy rises.

It’s what we do that reveals the truth

There is always a conflict between what we say and how we act. Body language is far more were reliable than spoken words if we want to know the truth. How does your character behaviour show how she feels about what is happening? What does she say that is counter to this physical reaction?


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