How To Create Credible Female Villains

If someone asks you to list off any three, iconic, female villains you might come up with a list consisting of several of the following:

  • The White Queen (Narnia)
  • Maleficent (Maleficient)
  • Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)
  • The Evil Queen (Snow White)
  • Annie Wilkes (Misery)

…and not may more…

It is the important task of today’s writers to dig deep enough to find ways of making any major female villain worthy of those in the list above — and worthy of capturing our readers love for hating wickedly-wonderful bad-ass women 😉

This infographic is a great building block for the creation of just such a villain.

So, if crafting your version of a female Hannibal Lecter feels a touch on the stereotypical side or she happens to be leaning more toward cliche than unique, take a second look at how you’re fulfilling these evil musts.

Happy Editing!

 

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