Dissecting Dragons

Dissecting Dragons: Episode 15: Moustache Twirling 101 - the Mechanics of writing a Villain

May 20, 2016

This week the Dragons have a particular eye for villainy in speculative fiction. Drawing on their own likes, dislikes, fear and frustrations, SFF authors M.E.Vaughan and J.A.Ironside, say what worksof them, what doesn't and why, as well as looking at the difference between the villain and the anti hero. Categorizing examples of different types of villains, Guardians of the Galaxy, Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, George R,R,Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series, Aliens, Flash Gordon, Jurassic Park and Peter S. Beagle's The Last Unicorn all get a turn on the slab. Tun in for a rigorous discussion on shaking the creases out of your bad guy. 

Title music - 'Ecstasy' by Smiling Cynic.

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