Virtual ShopTalk - Being Bad: Creating Antagonists Your Readers Will Love to Hate

Jul 12, 2023

Online event

Who doesn't love a really great bad guy? Without bad guys, there are no stories. In this one-hour workshop, we will talk about how to shape great, 3D antagonists, how to mine your antagonist for plot material, and create delicious tension by empowering your bad guy. We will discuss the four main types of antagonists and why your story needs all of them. We'll get up close and personal with your villain, understand their POV and motivation, and incorporate their goals into your storyline. We'll use examples and offer prompts for turning your 2D cardboard speedbump into an antagonist your readers will love to hate. $10 for premium members. Recording will be available to registered participants for a month after the event.

Presenter Bios

Victoria Coe
Cheryl Malone

Writing Kidlit 101

Writing Kidlit 101

Highly regarded kidlit teachers, Victoria and Cheryl are the co-authors of the forthcoming book, Writing Kidlit 101: A Self-Guided Course. Click the see full post link to see the book.