Tue, Nov 07|
Mastering Characterization to Elevate Your Writing 4-Week Zoom Workshop
Time & Location
Nov 07, 2023, 7:00 PM – Dec 05, 2023, 7:00 PM
About the event
Characterization is an essential literary tool of writing a novel or short story and is the foundation of all great literature. Mastering characterization can help you drive the plot forward and develop a world that engrosses the reader.
In this 4-week course, we’ll examine the literary devices used to develop characters--such as narration, dialogue, interaction, and interiority--and also study how to combine indirect and direct characterization to create characters that are interesting and realistic (and not necessarily likeable).
Along with studying some of the greatest characters in literature, we’ll also look at examples from screenwriters, actors, and playwrights to understand alternative methods to develop characters. Lastly, we’ll discuss how to create diverse characters with sensitivity and accuracy.
Writers will participate in exercises for character development and will workshop a short story that will use character as plot. Participants will leave the course with a keen understanding of characterization and a starting point to develop a character for a novel or short story.
- Writers will leave the course with a keen understanding of the literary tools for characterization.
- Writers will develop a character for a novel or short story.
- Confidence to develop diverse characters.
- Workshop a short story that will use character as plot.