Moral Villains

I’ve got what I think will be a treat for you today. I’m at Katie Weiland’s Wordplay today, talking about villains. And not just your run-of-the-mill villain. Today I’m talking about some of the most interesting and frightening bad guys: the moral ones.

Moral villains? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Nah. Most villains do live by a moral code; it just differs from what is generally accepted in society. And these antagonists are made even more creepy when you realize that they whole-heartedly believe that what they’re doing is right.

So pop on over and get some tips on how to create a moral villain. There may even be a Christmas treat there for those who join the conversation. :).


Becca Puglisi is an international speaker, writing coach, and bestselling author of The Emotion Thesaurus and its sequels. Her books are available in five languages, are sourced by US universities, and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors, and psychologists around the world. She is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge with others through her Writers Helping Writers blog and via One Stop For Writers—a powerhouse online library created to help writers elevate their storytelling. You can find Becca online at both of these spots, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
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3 Responses to Moral Villains

  1. Rosi says:

    I really enjoyed the post. Thanks for putting it up. Done shopping? Four days early? I ordered my first gifts today. 8-{ Not the best year for me.

  2. I LOVE this!! Thanks for posting about how to make my villains even better!!

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