Creating GREAT Villains & Villainesses with Pamela Jaye Smith

Character Creating GREAT Villains & Villainesses with Pamela Jaye Smith

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  1. Characters
  2. Dialogue
  3. Structure
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Class Length
4 Weeks
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
Class Format
Savvy Authors' workshops are held on a forum: a bulletin board based system. You will receive a reminder notice one day prior to the start of the workshop that includes instructions on how to access the workshop forum. If you have not received instructions by the day the workshop begins, please check your spam filter.

The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
Pamela Jaye Smith
Start date
Jun 26, 2023 at 9:00 AM
End date
Jul 24, 2023 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Jun 29, 2023 at 12:50 AM
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