… and what to do when you have trouble creating one?
That’s my whole dilemma right now. I have a story for my hero(es) and I know they are being chased but the villains motives have been fairly elusive other than the fact he wants to win. It feels like every time I try to formulate his character I fall upon stereotypes and retreads. It’s not that I’m wanting to be the impossible “original,” I just want to develope a sense of who he or she is before he or she shows up. I don’t know if it’s a thing I have about not wanting to hurt my “children” or if I just simply don’t have a good grasp on evil.
Would love to get suggestions and/or commiserations!