Villains to Imitate

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Great Villains to Study and Imitate Harpercollins editor Susan Rich's favorite villain are those in Roald Dahl's stories. "I have great admiration for Roald Dahl's villains. Farmer Boggis, Farmer Bounce, and Farmer Bean come to mind, the evil trio in Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox. All three are boneheads, are united in their mission, and all three ...

Villains Don’t Always Wear Black

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Evil is live spelled backwards. The protagonist of a novel represents life; the villain, anti-life. How do you develop, strengthen and revise this important character? Count Olaf as the Ultimate Villainous Character Harpercollins editor Susan Rich, who edited the Lemony Snicket series of fiction for children, comments about the villain in these books. "Count Olaf is ...