Why Your Picture Book Needs An Antagonist

Most people think of picture books as cute and cuddly with elements of teach-ability. But every good picture book has a villain. I can tell you don’t believe me… Let’s talk it out. The types of villains in picture books are often not your standard looking villain. Why? Because we are telling a story to…

Villains, Antagonists, and Baddies

Writers tend to slack on writing good bad guys. We do pages and pages of backstory on our main characters but our villains are cookie cutter. That really ought to change. Let’s talk about the characters in a book that give the hero problems. Just like the hero there are also many types of villains…