Dreams of Tanelorn
Is it okay to sometimes have flat antagonists
There are lots of villains on TV, movies, and novels that are flat. It’s up to you if you want to have a flat villain as well.
I’m trying to figure out if this villain is worth the effort of going into great detail about her past, or can I just kind of summarize her in a page since she is not the main villain.
When you can take the pebble from the master’s hand, you have also become a master.
Characterization & backstory can be shown through thoughts, dialogue, action, and interaction.
If you can weave characterization & backstory into the flow of the plot…
You may have just taken the pebble from the master’s hand.
– Neon Grasshopper (A.K.A. Dreams of Tanelorn)