― Your villain is as important to your story as is your hero so keep this in mind when you're creating your villain’s character. ∙ Why is your villain so important? ∙ Because HE/SHE must be a worthy adversary for your hero to deal with, and because a good villain drives the conflict in your story. ∙ Think of the stories you’ve read where there was one particular character (the villain) who put you on edge. For me, there are two villains that come to mind in two of [...].