@Jordan M Tetley I saw that your book is up for preorders, good luck and I’m not sure if you still need help but here’s some things I use for my villains.
Think of something that scares you and make that character the embodiment of that fear
Think of what your protagonist fears and think of that
Not all villains are characters. Think of a conflict, not every story has a particular villain, but all the ones I know of have a conflict. Possibly a force of nature, bad situation, basically a barrier between them and their goals.
If your villain is a character make them multi-dimensional. Most people sincerely believe what they are doing is the right thing to do. They likely view your protagonist as their villain, and villains aren’t usually only up to being villainous (a good villain can be anything depending on the story. Judging by yours think of using death itself as a villain)
I hope this helps anyone that reads this, let me know if I missed anything because a big part of my stories are the villains.
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