Writing Kick Ass Villains with James Wade

James Wade is back for another class here at HappyWriter, and this one is all about writing villains that readers love to hate.

He’ll cover:
*Why we love and hate villains
*Different types of villains: evil vs. influenced
*How to make your reader (momentarily!) agree with your villain, and challenge the norm for both protagonist and reader
*Layering your villains and creating plot twists
*Villains vs antiheros
*Four tips for creating a villain

Meet James

James Wade is an award-winning fiction author with twenty short stories published in various literary journals and magazines. His debut novel, ALL THINGS LEFT WILD, was released June 16, 2020 from Blackstone Publishing. His second novel, RIVER, SING OUT, also from Blackstone Publishing, was released June 8, 2021. He has 6 additional novels forthcoming from Blackstone Publishing.

James spent five years as a journalist, before serving as a legislative director at the Texas State Capitol during the 83rd Legislative Session. He also worked as a lobbyist on behalf of water conservation in Texas. 

James lives in the Texas Hill Country, with his wife and daughter. He is an active member of the Writers’ League of Texas.

Represented by Mark Gottlieb with Trident Media Group

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Course Includes

  • 2 Lessons