One Minute Lesson: How Much Space Should An Antagonist Take Up?

Your story doesn’t have to be about a hero at war with a villain. An antagonist can have a small part (not the same as a small role), accomplish his/her purpose to challenge and therefore aid in the unveiling of the hero’s  transformation in response to those challenges, and then be suitably disposed of, if that’s how you want to play it.

A story is about a journey to achieve transformation; don’t feel that it’s necessary to make it equally about the antagonist and his/her villainy.

Verdict – whatever amount of space is enough for the antagonist to have effectively done his/her part, that’s how much space he/she should take up in your story.


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