Overview of the course:

Sometimes a story’s antagonist is just a flat antagonist. Sometimes they are a villain!
What is the nature of the demons possessing the villain’s soul? What pushes a fictional villain to reveal in madness? What dooms the villain?

In this web course, we will explore the villains’ role in fiction  and guide you into the villain’s mind. Using myths, personality archetypes, criminal psychology and personal experience with real-life evil, we will help writers of all genres create memorable and sympathetic antagonists.

Topics this course will cover:

1. Explore the differences between antagonists and villains

2. The myths of why people turn to crime or villainy in real life

3. Use criminal psychology to explore real-life evil

4. Use the course to develop or improve the villain in your story.