Workshops

Craft Compelling Characters

October 2019

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                                                • Craft Compelling Characters

                                                  11:00 AM-03:00 PM

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                                                              Brief

                                                              1 DAY

                                                              4 HOURS

                                                              Crafting Compelling Characters:
                                                              Fiction writers or novelist are bound to create characters that their audience relate to, love to hate, or fall in love with! At "Craft Compelling Characters" Participants will explore how to build their characters from inside out, using hands-on writing drills and exercises. Get everything set to write, brainstorm, and enjoy an amusing time.

                                                              Workshop Outputs:
                                                              • Develop detailed character sketches for your next story
                                                              • Form a deeper understanding of how to edit your characters
                                                              • Attain clarity on how your character shifts from the beginning to the end of your story
                                                              • Learn hints on how to apply these tools in the planning, writing, and editing stages
                                                              • Master character development tools

                                                              Workshop Outline
                                                              • First Hour (Foundational Character Traits)
                                                              o Goal, Motivation, Conflict, Strengths
                                                              o Important Relationships
                                                              o Education

                                                              • Second Hour (Inner and Outer Traits and Behaviors)
                                                              o Personality/Characteristics
                                                              o Hopes/Dreams/Desires/Secrets
                                                              o The Things They Carried

                                                              • Third Hour (Character Shifts)
                                                              o Identity and Mindset Shifts
                                                              o Turning Point Backstory
                                                              o Emotional Core

                                                              • Fourth Hour (Character’s Role and World)
                                                              o Character’s Emotional Palette
                                                              o World Building of the Character
                                                              o Character’s Archetype and Function in the story

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