Character Arcs, the Lifeblood of Your Story
Learn how your characters’ journeys form the backbone of your story.
What you can learn.
- Explore how character experiences make your story dynamic and engaging
- Review models of literature, film, and television
- Expand on your own ideas in an encouraging and informative environment
- Identify how character transitions, setback, and growth form the core of your story
About this course:How can strong character arcs shape your story? In this workshop, we discuss how your characters’ transitions, setbacks, and overall growth can make your story dynamic and keep the reader engaged. An in-depth examination of your characters’ story journey helps ignite your creativity. Models from literature, film, and television are used to illustrate best practices in character development. Please bring a short description of one of your character’s arcs to the workshop in order to initiate meaningful discussion in small breakout groups.
Winter 2021 Schedule
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Early enrollment required. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to start date.
This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at course meeting times as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation. Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.