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How to Create a Villain for Your Story

Julia Gousseva, College Teacher, Writer

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13 Videos (27m)
    • Introduction

      1:11
    • Defining a Villain

      4:21
    • Villain Archetypes

      2:24
    • The Accidental Villain

      3:31
    • The Purposeful Villain

      2:03
    • The Unexpected Villain

      1:57
    • The Over-the-Top Villain

      1:26
    • The Mundane Villain

      1:31
    • Villain Exercise #1

      1:59
    • Villain Exercise #2

      1:09
    • Villain Exercise #3

      1:10
    • Villain Exercise #4

      3:42
    • Conclusion

      0:17

About This Class

Do you want to create compelling, dynamic villain characters for your fiction but don't know where to start? Or have you started writing but realized your villains are one-dimensional or not very interesting? 

This short class will show you how to develop realistic and fascinating villains with unique attitudes, abilities, and qualities that your readers will want to read about.

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Julia Gousseva

College Teacher, Writer

I'm a writer, a reader, and a teacher. Creative writing is my passion, and you can often find me at work on a new project. I'm the author of Adventures of Alex and Katie children’s books, Anya’s Story historical fiction series, three mystery novels, and a book of short stories. My work has been published in Highlights for Children and The Sun Magazine.  A few years ago, I enjoyed a year-long assignment with the Tucson Citizen writing My Tucson column. My current proje...

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