A hefty word count does not prove that you are a strong writer. In fact, it may be a symptom of the evil disease: clutter. Let's take a look at how you can recognize and defeat clutter in your writing.
Question: What do you do to tighten your writing?
Dr. Fiction interviews the Witch King of Angmar from the Lord of the Rings, and discusses the strategies for increasing a villain's creepiness factor: disfigurement, masks, and other props or features.
Question: What do you think increases a villain's creepiness?