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At the center of a good story are the characters in it. In this course aspiring writers will discover how to build and bring to life complex, vivid and unforgettable characters. We will study the choices a writer makes to bring all characters to life on the page, and we will perform written exercises in order to develop a variety of writing and pre-writing techniques, in order to create a variety of characters. We will learn how to use our own life experiences, and the people we know (and how not to!). We will develop inner (thoughts and feelings) and outer (appearance, habits, behavior) lives for our characters and see how that can lead us to richer and more interesting stories. We will breathe life into our characters and let them surprise us....



Aug 11, 2016

I loved this course! Extremely useful and hands on. The course instructor was really impressive, both informative and empathetic, both arty and to the point. Totally admired her style of instruction.


Nov 25, 2019

The information I need to craft compelling characters. Wouldn't have learned this information just by reading books! Amy is an excellent instructor, and the work is challenging but not unreachable.


201 - Creative Writing: The Craft of Character 的 225 个评论(共 346 个)

创建者 Morgan

Jun 03, 2018

Really interesting practice tasks

创建者 Vicky W

Jan 17, 2017

Great course. Incredibly helpful.

创建者 Pedro C V

Mar 27, 2018

Great and useful writing program

创建者 selamawit s

Nov 10, 2019

Absolutely worth it! Thank you

创建者 Eric W

Feb 02, 2017

Very useful, I love it.

创建者 Cara C

Jan 06, 2019

Wonderful, inspiring.

创建者 Hoang T B N

Apr 21, 2020

It's really helpful.

创建者 Esther M

Nov 03, 2016

Good job Brando.

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创建者 xiaoqiang

Aug 14, 2016

learned a lot!

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Apr 14, 2016


创建者 Amruta B

Apr 27, 2020

Great session

创建者 Остапец Д Д

Aug 31, 2018

Thank you :-)

创建者 Julian M

Jul 25, 2017

Lovely class.

创建者 Mary B P

Aug 28, 2016

Great course.

创建者 JOHN Q

Jun 25, 2016

great course!

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创建者 Lily

Jan 26, 2017

very great

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创建者 Iris R

Jun 29, 2016

Thank you.

创建者 josé c l h

Jul 21, 2018

A vibrant

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创建者 Joey L

Oct 06, 2016

Typically writing courses deal with either the business of writing, or the pretentious art and literature side of writing. Almost nobody deals with the science of writing. Where is the talk on motivational arrows? Character likabilities like being unrelenting? Where is the meta-analysis of good techniques in writing? meta-data is the future of defining the science of writing, but it's not mentioned here even slightly. What about will he/won't he moments? Backstory interacting and being relevant to the plot? What about fish out of water? This course doesn't even touch upon foundational pillars and tenets that make good writing. I couldn't imagine paying for this course, since I've already paid too much with my time. As it stands, I could have taught a better course than this, and maybe some day I'll be so fortunate as to move writing studies in the right direction, towards the truth that older generation teachers are unwilling to accept: that good writing is empirical, and therefore can be learned.