Heroes and Villains for Fiction or Games

This course is a Single Class Hour, comprised of the course material from the 4th Week of World Building for Writing or Games.
Val Selvaggio M.Ed.
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The Live Meeting will cover the personality quirks and aspects of Heroes and Villains. 

Including the following aspects: 


* Origin 
*Their Family -- The Vulnerable
* Their Social Network -- People who aid the crime-fighter. 
* Point of View or World View 
* How heroic bonds are formed.


* Motivations 
* A Villain's goals. 
* Social Norm vs. World View 
* How their Origin affects their future. 

We also cover instances where these differ, e.g.:  Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars.
The optional homework for this course is our Week 4 Suggested Activity that asks the question: 
"Science or Magic?" 

 Other homework includes the analysis on the Weekly Quote by Arthur C. Clarke, a famous Science-Fiction author. 
The ability to open/view Adobe .pdf file format. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The student will be assessed based on their participation in the Suggested Activity offered with this course, and any answers or analysis they provide for the quote from Arthur C. Clarke. 
The student will also contribute more if they attend the session Live, and are able to ask questions during the lecture. 

Through the student's participation in the Suggested Activity, and any comments or analysis provided on the Weekly Quote featuring Arthur C. Clarke's quote: 

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
No Warnings - No films referenced require prior knowledge of their content. 
A book source I reference in the lecture, and recommend that the student read: 
(Not required for class:) 

Joseph Campbell's "The Hero with a Thousand Faces." 


Val Selvaggio M.Ed.
Lives in the United States
Latin Language, History, & Outlining for Fiction Instructor
88 total reviews
224 completed classes

About Me

Currently I am teaching  a four week course called "World Building for Fiction and Games." I love to teach all of the elements of constructing a concrete, "real" feeling world. A world the student can use for novelization, or to enhance their... 
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