The LitFire Blog

We post the best advice, research, how-tos and insights on book publishing & marketing.

10 Tips on How to Create a Supervillain for Your Novel

Majority of these villains have changed over time. How do you exactly craft the best villain, without it sounding overused?
Simple. Oppose the hero.
As a writer, you will always find yourself drafting exciting new characters and character plots. Antagonist, villain, evil, supervillain—the “bad man” or woman should always be there.

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Clarion Book Review: Opportunity or Disaster?

In this age of hard selling and deliberate consumerism, you can barely go five feet from your home without running into an advertisement of some sort. Billboards, magazines, television, radio, and in recent years, social media, have all become too familiar that the competition has become grueling and even more difficult. And this is no different in the publishing industry.

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