Facilitator: Victoria Grossack
Do you want to know how to write
“character-driven” stories? Do you want to learn how to create
characters your readers will care about? Heroes that your readers will
love, and villains that they will hate? Then sign up for this four-week
course taught by internationally published Victoria Grossack.
Week One – Character-Driven Stories
Introduction: Discussion of character arcs and what it means to have a
Your Characters’ Wants (Part One): How wants and desires define your
Your Characters’ Wants (Part Two): How your characters’ wants bring
tension to your story – the essence of a character-driven story
Week Two – Characters to Love and to Hate
We All Need Someone to Love: How to create characters that gain the
sympathy of your readers
Valuable Villains: Making characters your readers love to hate
Extra Reading: How readers feel while reading a character-driven story
Week Three – Magic in the Details
What’s in a Name: Choosing names for your characters
Tics and Tags: Physical, mental and other details that bring characters
Metaphors: How to create metaphors that reflect your characters’
world-view and demonstrate the character-driven story
Week Four – Point of View
Point of View (Part One) – What is person? What is point of view?
Point of View (Part Two) – How POV creates a character-driven story
Extra Reading: Portraying your characters’ thoughts
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