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Character Development in Fiction

From To Kill a Mockingbird’s Scout Finch to Olive Kitteridge’s eponymous protagonist—many of the most revered novels are defined by their unique characters. How do authors achieve such commanding and in-depth characters? Find or deepen your story or novel by delineating your characters. Work through a series of prompts and exercises that allow your characters to tell you what they are doing in the story, how they would behave if you stepped out of their way, and how they relate to others. Uncover the peculiarities, strengths, and vulnerabilities that make your characters memorable, and capture them in vivid sensory detail. Finish the day inspired by the alliance you have formed with your characters, and take away new methods for exploring future characters.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Tools to create fully developed characters
  • Techniques for creating character-driven stories

Ideal for

  • Writers of all levels
  • The curious and creative

1 section

  • Spring 2019

    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2019
    • Date

      Apr 13 - Apr 13
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Brady, Maureen
    • Location

      Washington Square