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Writing Great Characters

What do Blanche DuBois, Katniss Everdeen, Hamlet, Sula Peace, and Michael Corleone all have in common? They are all 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. By combining 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
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2020
    • Date

      Oct 5 - Nov 23
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Fischer, Lori
    • Location

    Tuition $399