THE PRINCIPLE OF ANTAGONISM: A protagonist and his story can only be as intellectually fascinating and emotionally compelling as the forces of antagonism make them. This has sent me back to the drawing board. My WIP is very mythic in nature and it was too easy for me to create very lifeless villains. After all, the screenplay for Lord of the Rings uses a maladjusted lighthouse as the villain (the novels might use a lighthouse villain as well, I lack the necessary masochism to find out). Anyway, tell me about your villains and what you've done to make them as interesting as you can.