Posted on January 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Suzanne Collins revealed yesterday that her Hunger Games prequel would tell the back story of the hated President Snow.

Some readers were furious, while others urged them to have faith in Collins’s storytelling.

But few, if any, Hunger Games fans were completely ambivalent — and that’s because Collins took care to develop her villain beyond a two-dimensional bad guy.

Christina Kaye, an author and the founder of Top Shelf Editing, shares her advice on writing a rounded, compelling villain, including tropes to avoid, over on Jane Friedman’s blog.

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