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ABOUT THIS MODULE

The antagonist has been classically referred to as the bad guy, the villain, or the adversary.  But more properly defined, he, she or it is the literary opposite of the protagonist – the character who opposes the goals of the protagonist. In this module, we're going to explore techniques for writing a strong antagonist, how to make him, her or it a real, multidimensional character.
 

IN THIS MODULE

  • 23:08 video that walks you through the steps of creating a great antagonist
  • Illustrated companion guide

 

LEARN

  • The role of the antagonist
  • How to write a compelling antagonist that is appropriate to the genre of your story
  • How to avoid cliché characters
  • Techniques for writing a multi-dimensional antagonist
  • Tips for helping the audience identify with the antagonist
"Very straightforward and easy to follow. I also really appreciate the combination of technical and aesthetics, which is how I base my class. I would find this to be a very good reference to provide to students."
 
   - William Donaruma,
      University of Notre Dame
 
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