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New for 2017 Creating GREAT Villains & Villainesses with Pamela Jaye Smith

Craft villains and villainesses that you hate to love!

  1. Pamela Jaye Smith
    New this year at SavvyAuthors!:
    • New!!
    Basic and Premium Members Prices:
    Premium Members $30 & Basic Members $40

    **Register by November 27 and save $5, use code GREATVILLAINSSMITH at checkout!**
    $5 off Early Registration Coupon-expires 1 week before class starts:
    • Characters
    • Genre
    • Plotting
    • POV
    • Worldbuilding
    A great Villain may kill your heroine - but nothing kills a story faster than a weak antagonist.
    In this course we will explore different types of Antagonists: anti-heroines, seducers, pirate queens and rebels, bumblers, psychos, vampires, ghosts and aliens, and more.
    Learn to use back-story, world view, and the Lure of the Dark Side to create rich, compelling opposition for your heroines.
    Examine ways to Confront the Dark Side and learn how to select the most appropriate ways for your heroine.
    Writing exercises will include scene variations in character descriptions and in confrontation styles to familiarize you with many options for creating Great Villains and Villainesses.

    1. Defining Villainy
    2. The Inner Villain
    3. Bad Boys & Bitches
    4. Mommie Dearest, Bad Dads, and Killer Kids
    5. Psychos, Corrupt Cops, and Enslavers
    6. Witches & Warlocks, Vampires, Ghosts & Ghouls
    7. The Devil Made Me Do It: Why People Go Bad
    8. Villainous Devices – I: The Lures of Evil
    9. Villainous Devises – II: The Lures of Evil
    10. Confronting Villains – I
    11. Confronting Villains – II
    12. The Future of Villainy

Recent Reviews

  1. SueZenker
    This class on villains had excellent material on all types of villains. I found it an excellent class to push me to analyze the antagonists in books I had already read. I also appreciated the instructor's feedback on my writing though I was unable to write a lot because of the holidays and company. I look forward to taking another of Ms. Smith's classes in the future. She makes you write and reads it all with supportive feedback.