Date: August 27, 2024

Time: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Duration: 3 Weeks

Level: Emerging |

Cost: €90/€82

Location: Online

This course takes place online on Tuesdays (three sessions in total).

Course Summary

This three-week course will cover how to create and develop your fictional characters so they feel truly three-dimensional and live ‘off the page’.

Course Outline

Week One

Coming up with character ideas and finding out what makes them tick. How do you create characters who drive the plot and keep your readers gripped?

Week Two:

The voice of your characters can make the difference between success and failure of your book. But what does ‘voice’ really mean? We will look at how to find your character’s voice and experiment with different points of view.

Week Three:

How do your characters talk to each other? Dialogue is one of the tools we have to make fictional characters come alive. We will look at great examples from books and on screen to see what we can learn.

Each session will include a range of written exercises. You can submit a piece of up to 1,000 words at the of the course for direct feedback.

Course Outcomes

The participants will come away with an understanding of how to create characters that feel truly realistic and gripping for your readers.

Caroline Green is an award-winning and Sunday Times/ USA Today bestselling author for both adults and young people. She has published twelve books; under her own name, as Cass Green and as CS Green. She is the Writer in Residence at East Barnet School and Pentonville Prison, and runs courses for City University and Writers and Artists Yearbook.

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