Creating Memorable Characters Through Their Core
What you can learn.
- Complete exercises to locate the unique core of your characters
- Identify character needs, wants, and what drives them within your story world
- Learn how characters influence plot and structure
- Chart the emotional journey of your protagonist while discovering tools you can apply to all characters
About this course:
Memorable stories are grounded by great characters. The core of who those characters are drive the story, but characters need to take action, and those actions need to ring true to their core as they move from one plot point to the next. Why is your character making that specific choice at a particular moment? What’s their motivation? Whether you are finished with a draft or just have a nugget of an idea, the core of your characters must be excavated. Through examples, discussions, and writing exercises, you discover your characters’ needs, wants, and drives. You flush out how your characters think and feel, to discover who they are fundamentally. You also address how the core elements of your characters influence plot and structure, and discover ways to reveal that through action and dialogue. The goal of this course is to chart the emotional journey of your protagonist character and leave with tools that can be applied to make every character, regardless of how big or small, play meaningful roles in your story.
Spring 2019 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.