Villains—or heroes. A classic debate! Both are key to killer books and legendary games. Both can be more complicated than a multidimensional muppet show. And both are subjects about which I have opinions. Lots and lots of very strong opinions. And while we love them both equally, when we tuck them into our stories—we both know we can play favorites.
As an Industry Insider Guest of Honor this year at GenCon, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be hosting two Writers Don’t Cry seminars--just in time for my column's one year anniversary! One seminar will focus on how to create a killer villain, and the other on how to create captivating heroes. In these seminars, I’ll go over everything from what goes into a good hero’s origin story, to the fine line between antihero and villain, all the way up to how to pick a plot to compliment your heroes—and villains to compliment them both. There will also be time for some Q&A, so bring your best questions!
So . . . which team are you on?
You can also catch me at the following featured panels along with some of my fellow Industry Insider Guest of Honor: