Are you fighting with the characters in your fiction? Maybe you feel like what your characters are doing, thinking, and feeling isn’t quite loaded with the meaning, energy, or excitement you’re seeking. Or maybe it’s just that the characters in your fiction haven’t been fun to be around, lately.
If so, you might be due for a character workout!
This one-session course will take you through a rigorous but playful back-to-the-basics study of character in fiction. We’ll review a series of approaches to writing character—what a character wants vs. what a character lacks, knowing a character vs. unknowing a character, techniques for characters’ lies, truths, actions, and inactions, and the art of character description. Through discussion, lively examples, and a set of interactive exercises (a workout), you’ll have the chance to actively revise and/or generate new character-centered passages for your current projects—you’ll create material that you can use right away.
You’ll leave this class with practical and immediately applicable ideas for character in your current fiction projects, no matter where you are in the process.
We are able to offer a limited amount of both 50% scholarships for our multi-week classes and 100% scholarships for our single-session classes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students may receive one scholarship per term. Click here to apply for a scholarship spot.