Sacha has a unique tone in her “writing tutorial”, as I like to call it, that makes it feel more personal and her brand of dark humor is actually right on point for someone like me! She offers very clear examples in her book using popular villains we love to hate, such as Loki from the Thor movies and Lord Voldemort of the Harry Potter series, and she does an excellent job breaking down the psychological influences of baddies, the broader relationships between the villains and their foes, and what makes an iconic villain so appealing to audiences.
13 Steps to Evil gives a very detailed breakdown of how to flesh out villains and distinguishes them from even antiheros and antagonists. She actually points out how writers fail their villains in neglecting their development in favor of narrowing the focus of the story solely on the protagonist (which apparently has been one of the favorite arguments for critics, especially for movies/books of the superhero genre).
I hope to do a Q&A with Black one day to learn more about her inner villain, but for now I won't ramble any further. To check out the book for yourself you can go to http://books2read.com/13stepstoevil. That's it for now, but I have more projects and ideas of my own to talk about, so as always there is more to come.