A throwback to a post I did called How to Teach A Villain New Tricks. Not all of the above applies, nor should we bend every antagonist or villain to fit every point, but it is good to have “sparks” that help our minds better shape our bad guy or gal.
My focus is on story – always – but we still have to use some tools, modified as needed, to draw in readers and to make those emotional connections.
Quote taken from an older post, How to teach a villain new tricks.
Every writer is vastly different so no approach is wrong. Some may prefer great order and organization pre-novel writing with detailed outlines and some just sit and write with only slivers of the story to work with. Whatever works for each writer is the right way.
Quote taken from an older post of mine Dear Writers, Be un-stifled you