Reading through my draft novel I suddenly had a bad realisation. I’d left the bad guys out! I have really only written from the point of view of my heroes and adventurers. I had left out my evil characters. In doing so I had inadvertently left out the context in which a reader should fear them in. You cannot fear what you don’t know.
I am now working my way through the novel working into the best areas of the story my evil doers in their worst state possible. Can’t have my future readers not fearing them, would be a rather boring story 🙂