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Writing Tips for Creating a Complex Villain | Writing Forward

Looking for ideas to make your villain a memorable character? READ this! ❤

How many fiction writing exercises ask you to take normal, everyday people and turn them into raging villains? Well, this one does just that.

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Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017.

The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.

Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative.

When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry.

She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website

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      1. Have you ever read any of his stuff and how he talks about me? His whole narrative (schick?) is what an idiot I am. I must admit . . . I’m not the brightest guy around, but jeez, give me a break, Danny.

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          1. I must admit that Danny is the brains of the outfit. And everyone loves him. So I just go along. By the way, Danny has commanded me (he does that a lot) to offer our services on occasion. We would love to write a piece now and then for your wonderful blog. But I must insist that by name comes first in the billing. And a larger font than Danny’s wouldn’t be so bad either.

            Oh, here he comes. I gotta go!

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          2. I would love that Andrew! I do a kind of girly post called Silver’s Tea Party. I like to highlight authors and bloggers who really matter to me. I want to do one on St. Patrick’s Day. Any chance you can think of something fun to write about? That would be on 3/17/16. Let me know if you are interested.


          3. If anyone is girly it’s me. No wait, that’s not right. What I meant to say is that I like girls and Danny adores females. And seeing as how we’re both of Irish extraction, we should be able to come up with something for you. Will tomorrow be soon enough? Just kidding. I just finished my latest masterpiece and I’m waiting for my sloth-like editors to get a draft back to me. So, seeing as how we have no TV and cannot keep up with the Kardashians, we’ll be able to knock something out for you. That is if Danny and I can agree on a subject. Thanks for inviting us.

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          4. That is perfect. I am going to do a piece on Irish tea… I know, it is a tea party. You will both be welcome and fun guests! Make sure to include your links for your books and such. Thanks. It will be fun!


          5. You’ll probably have to pour me into a seat to regale your guests with my pithy anecdotes. It will be Saint Paddy’s Day afterall. Please have plenty of beer on hand. Guinness, of course. See ya then!!! This is Andrew I’m using Danny’s account because for some reasons the gods will not allow me to post as myself. Speak of karma!!!

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