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Writing Great Characters

What do Scarlett O’Hara, Hamlet, Blanche DuBois, and Michael Corleone have in common? All are great characters. Whether you are a playwright, screenwriter, novelist, or television writer, the ability to create compelling, unforgettable characters is key. Ultimately, it is the recognizable yet surprising and unique character that draws in readers and audience members and leads them forward. Through a combination of in-class exercises, lectures, reading, and writing assignments, learn how to create detailed, compelling characters.
This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Storytelling: Narrative Tools and Applications.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to create detailed, compelling characters
  • An understanding of how characters draw in readers and audience members and lead them forward through the story

Ideal for

  • Playwrights, screenwriters, novelists, and television writers
  • Writers of all levels

1 section

  • Fall 2018
    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Oct 2 - Oct 30
    • Day

      Self-Paced
    • Time

      Self-Paced
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      N/A
    • Faculty

      Fischer, Lori
    • Location

      Self-Paced