Equally important to your protagonist is what stands in his way. Sometimes it’s a person, sometimes it’s not.
Sometimes it’s an inner-demon, or a hurdle a couple must overcome to be together.
But without an antagonistic force of some sort, you don’t have a story, because you don’t have conflict.
The greatest villains are those you love to hate.
As god of your story world, you should understand your villain just as well as you do your main character, even if your readers never do. So today we’re going to get to know the bad guy—even if he’s not a guy (or gal) at all.
What stands in your main character’s way?