Interesting, quirky, believable characters are the lifeblood of successful writing. Without them, your work will fall flat and readers won’t want to come back for more, even when your storytelling is strong. It’s also quite easy to find yourself unconsciously using stock characters that you’ve been exposed to all your life, but which often result in dull, predictable dialogue and action.
This seminar will explore a variety of techniques for creating great characters, without getting bogged down in impractical lists of attributes. We will also discuss common clichés and mistakes, as well as the complexities of writing the other, and of creating characters for invented realities.