October 26-28, 2018 | Pasadena, CA

Acts of Villainy: Breathing life Into Your Antagonist

Focusing on the Three Ms of writing compelling characters (Motivation, Motivation, and Motivation), best-selling author and veteran editor Philip Athans takes authors of all genres beyond the mustache-twirling, black hat-wearing “villain” to dig deeper into why people do bad things—and power, money, or revenge are not deep enough.

The villain starts the story, the hero ends it.
Motivation 1: The Obvious
Motivation 2: The Secret
Motivation 3: The Hole