This course is ideal for: Anyone who wants to improve their characterisation skills.
Create a balanced cast of believable characters
Shape your plot based on motivations
Explore character development in creating tension
Identify key interactions and dialogue
Learn how to engage your reader through your characters
Writing compelling, believable characters is the key skill in all fiction writing. So it’s vital that you create characters readers will connect with. If you don’t, no one will care about your story – in fact, they probably won’t get past the first few pages!
In this online course, we will help you develop not only the main players in your story, but your entire cast of characters. This is vital because each of them plays an integral part in whether or not your reader engages with your story.
You’ll discover how to meld plot and structure with characterisation into a seamless, addictively readable story. And your story will have a rich cast of characters who are fully developed, ensuring there are no superficial ones who lack depth and understanding.
“Fiction Essentials: Characters filled the gaps in where I’ve been absolutely
stuck for nearly 12 months…now I know what I’m doing. Just do it!”
– Kylie Saunder
Sometimes, you might have a brilliant idea for a character but you’re not sure where to take them. You know your character has so much potential but you don’t know where to start.
If this is the case, this course is perfect for you because it will help you flesh out your character and give you the techniques and strategies to create stories that your character can drive forward.
This is one of AWC’s 20+ “self-paced” online courses. But what does that mean? Allow us to explain:
If you complete all the activities the course offers, by the end you will have acquired a useful way of thinking about characters and story, and have developed a number of skills.
In particular, you will have:
– Cindy Ross
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