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Sociology And Villains

Season 2, Ep. 19

In this episode, I'm joined by Dr Enn Burke for a fascinating discussion about sociology and villainous and deviant characters. 


We discuss how societal influences like upbringing, peer groups, and oppressive policies like the drug war can impact and shape society. And ultimately, how that influences your characters.


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Learn more about the fantasy writing podcast - https://richiebilling.com/welcome/the-fantasy-writers-toolshed-podcast 


RESOURCES

Tips On Writing A Villain - https://richiebilling.com/writing-tips/thebadguys

What Is Characterization? - https://richiebilling.com/welcome/the-writers-toolshed/writing-tips/what-is-characterization

Michel Foucault - Discipline & Punish

The House I Live In - Film


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