Monsters & Villains Are Not Always the Same

Posted on Jun 23, 2017 by   1 Comment | Posted in Workshops

09/12/2017 – 09/25/2017

Have you ever read a book with a weak villain? One that is so cliche you wondered if he was peeled off a newspaper in the 1920s? Have you ever wondered what it takes to write a villain that people will want to watch die so badly that they can’t stop reading until witness it? What about a villain that people actually root for? From Megamind to Delores Umbridge villains can make or break a story as much as the hero. Come learn what it takes to make a truly memorable and deplorable villain- One that people will love to hate. And then learn how to make your villains suave enough to convince your readers to love them.

In this two week course you will learn things like:

  1. What is a Villain? What is a Monster?
  2. Are all Monsters Villains?
  3. Villains in 3D
  4. Petting the dog
  5. Mustache twirling and other cliches
  6. Doing it for the right reason
  7. History makes the Man
  8. The balance between the Hero and the Villain
  9. Anti-heroes and Villains that are Chivalrous
  10. Kill or be killed


Rebekah R. Ganiere is an Award Winning Bestselling Author and Screenwriter. She has won several awards in both writing and screenwriting, including the Golden Palm and a finalist for Rone Award as well as Best Fantasy Series of 2014 from the Paranormal Romance Guild.

Rebekah is the President of the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of RWA as well as a member of Kiss of Death and YA. She is known for her elaborate cosplays with her family and has been a guest speaker and panelist at San Diego Comic Con, Wondercon, Salt Lake Comic Con, Long Beach Comic Con, Comikaze and several other Comic Cons on the west coast as well as LTUE, Romantic Times Convention, RWA, InD’Scribe, Fyrecon, Genre LA and Authors After Dark.

Cost: FF&P Members 20.00 / Non-Members 25.00

Monsters & Villains

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