The Perfect Villain

Creating the Perfect Villain

We believe that the reason writing is so unique is the fact that the rules and structure used are determined solely by the writer. Therefore, creating any character in a book – whether villain or hero – based on a formulaic set of characteristics is a fundamentally flawed strategy.…
The perfect

The Problem with Unlikable Characters

by author Jacques Strauss Jacques was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. His first book, The Dubious Salvation of Jack V, won the Commonwealth Book Prize, Africa. He lives in London with his partner and works as a freelance writer.…