Book Review: How To Craft Superbad Villains – 13 Steps to Evil by Sacha Black

After all the hype, and the moans and groans from Sacha about this book as it started as a tiny zygote (idea) and became an embryo (opinion polls etc.), then a foetus (first draft), through to the time of painful contractions (editing) and labour (publishing), I had to get my hands on a copy! (Actually I got two… Kindle and then the Paperback!)

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And I really wasn’t disappointed! Here reads my review, on Amazon and Goodreads.

Star Rating: ★★★★★

Never, as a fledgeling writer, did I think I would ever want/need to read ‘how to’ books regarding writing, much less a book about crafting Villains!
To be honest, in my writing, I have never really thought about the need for a villain, though after reading this book, I realise that they are EVERYWHERE!
Whether in a children’s book, or Science fiction, in Chick Lit or Fantasy, there will be a villain lurking, and now I know how to
a) spot one, and
b) create one!
Sacha Black has, in a mere 13 steps, shown us would-be (and experienced!) writers exactly what our thought process should be regarding those negative characters that are omnipresent in Literature.
Using her immense knowledge of popular characters form both Fiction, TV and Film, she has created a guide that gives you many ‘A-ha!’, ‘Of course!’ and ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ moments!
A great and simple book to read with so much information, presented in a humorous way.
Definitely one to recommend to all those writers out there!

I didn’t mention them in my review, but the Appendices were fantastic too, I think they are something I will be referring to a lot!

13 Steps To Evil is now on sale and for one week only, you can get it at the bargain price of £1.99. After the 7th June, it will go up to its normal price of £2.99. So make sure you download it ASAP to avoid missing out on the launch promotion.
You can buy your copy here:
AmazonUK
AmazonUSA
Also from iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Inktera and Barnes & Noble. Just click your usual bookstore or device logo and it will take you to the right store.
Contact Information
Non-fiction Website: www.sachablack.co.uk
Fiction Website: www.sachablackbooks.com
Twitter: @sacha_Black
Facebook: Sacha Black author page
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Goodreads non-fiction: Sacha Black profile
Goodreads fiction: Sacha de Black profile
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Linkedin: Linkedin Profile
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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: 10 Steps To Hero – How to Craft a Kickass Protagonist by Sacha Black #BookReview @sacha_black | But I Smile Anyway...
  2. noellekelly
    Jun 02, 2017 @ 20:39:36

    I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into this 🙂

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  3. Erika Kind
    Jun 02, 2017 @ 19:51:32

    Don’t forget to take it to the Bash for an autograph!!

    Liked by 2 people

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  4. Judy E Martin
    Jun 02, 2017 @ 18:05:13

    A great review Sis. I am part way through and enjoying it too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

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