Every trope follows the ebb and flow of trends. They are often privy to generational cycles and are reflections of wider societal trends. On the subject of bad guys and villainous characters you can see how societal trends shift. In the 50s the bad guys were enemy polities as a stand-in for Russia or Nazi … Continue reading Writing Advice – Unremarkable Bad Guys
The diagnosis is troubling... You've spent 300 pages on your world's history and not created a single compelling character; you have Worldbuilder's Syndrome
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