Creating Memorable Characters: A One-Day Workshop


Bring your story to life with this indepth analysis of what makes characters complex, compelling, and memorable.


What you can learn.

  • Examine powerful characters from literature and film to learn how writers create them
  • Understand how character interactions drive conflict and plot
  • Gain skills in writing description, narration, and point of view
  • Develop character sketches you can use to craft your own new stories

About this course:

Vivid, complex characters are the heart of good fiction. Whether you choose to render your characters through spare details or extensive description, you need to know them thoroughly. In this one-day workshop, you read short examples of memorable characterizations in literature, and engage in various writing exercises exploring diverse aspects of character: physical and other basic traits, voice and ways of thinking, habits and tastes, and relationships. You leave the workshop knowing one or two of your characters deeply enough to begin developing a work of fiction.

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