Sunday, April 21, 2013

CONFERENCE 2013: Colleen AF Venable- Villains: Why It’s Good to be Bad

Colleen AF Venable is an author and designer. Colleen AF Venable has an incredible knack of showing some extremely scary villains to her audience. She (with scary and hilarious slides) talked through film and literary villains, such as Voldemort, King Leck, Darth Vader, a number of Disney villains, and even a rabbit.

We talked through the different types of villains from Pure Powerful Evil villains to the Reader as the villain (with some WONDERFUL examples!). We looked at two different villains: King Leck (from Kristin Cashore's GRACELING series) and the Rabbit (I WANT MY HAT BACK by Jon Klassen)

A question that was asked was: How do you write a great villain? Here is one from Colleen tip to use: Think of what the average person would do in a situation. Make your character do anything but that.

Check out more about Colleen, and her work at her fabulous website

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