Creating GREAT Villains & Villainesses with Pamela Jaye Smith

Character Creating GREAT Villains & Villainesses with Pamela Jaye Smith

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  1. Dialogue
  2. Plotting
  3. POV
  4. Voice
  5. Worldbuilding
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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
Pamela Jaye Smith
Start date
Oct 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM
End date
Nov 3, 2019 at 1:00 AM
Registration end date
Oct 9, 2019 at 1:00 AM
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I appreciated the information passed along and the writing exercises. It was a nice way to re-think things. However, I did NOT appreciate the very biased political slant associated with some of the lectures and assignments, There's enough of that stuff on social media. I don't need to see it in the "classroom" too.