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

Dr. Julia Gousseva started teaching college-level writing courses in 1993, as a graduate student at the University of Arizona. Since earning her PhD in 2001, she has been a full-time writing instructor at a community college in Arizona. Her favorite classes are short story writing and creative nonfiction.

Creative writing is Julia’s passion, and you can often find her at work on a new project. Julia is the author of Adventures of Alex and Katie children’s books, Any...

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