Character Development Premium Collection
Inject your writing with emotion and create layered characters that will make your readers laugh, cry, and never forget your stories! In this unique collection, you'll find webinars, tutorials, expert instruction, and firsthand advice from bestselling authors on how to create characters that come to life. Included are eight of our best resources designed to help you write better characters. Save big and get started today!
Writing A Great Character Arc
This webinar will show you how professionals use specific techniques to construct their protagonist's character arc and in so doing, develop a story that is based on character, not plot. Taught by Glenn M. Benest, award-winning screenwriter and one of Los Angeles' most popular instructors of screenwriting workshops.
Getting Intimate with Your Characters
Those books you can’t put down until your eyelids are sandy and your brain is buzzing at two a.m.—what makes them compelling? In this workshop, popular instructor Jordan Rosenfeld will discuss key character cues and the emotional layers of each point of view for masterful character development.
Debbie Dadey once made a student cry because she came to his school—he had been expecting the characters in her book, and he was bitterly disappointed that they couldn’t make it! Dadey walks you through four basic steps in creating layered characters that will make your readers laugh, cry, and never forget your stories.
Creating Dynamic Characters That Come to Life
How can you create characters that jump off the page, characters that feel like real, breathing people? Novelist Brenda Janowitz will discuss where to find inspiration for your characters, how to make your characters feel authentic, and how to present your characters in your narrative. Attendees can expect to do writing exercises, and come away with a clear understanding of how to create a character study for their characters.
The Character Plot
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE SESSION
What comes first—the character or the plot? The answer may be both. In this presentation, writers learn the key elements of internal need and conflict necessary to generate complex characters who can generate a compelling story.
2 Surprising Strategies for Character Development: Character-Based and Plot-Driven
This tutorial looks at the different strategies that allow characters to develop appropriately for character-based and plot-driven fiction. Considerations are sometimes surprising and inspiring: Plot-driven needs backstory development, character-based needs now-in-the-moment, while both need lots and lots of attitude and "feet-on-the-ground" freedom.
7 Surprising Approaches to Character Development
So many ways to think about Character Development. Do this, list that, plan and visualize. Well, Charlotte Robin Cook, a former publisher and acquisition editor, and now a successful story editor, has seven SURPRISING approaches to making your characters real, engaging, and even entertaining both to you and your future readership. And the operative word is SURPRISING. If a character doesn't surprise you, how can the character be believable, be real?
FULL CAST: How to Enrich and Expand Every Character in Your Novel from the Leading Man to the Background Extras
In this presentation, John M. Cusick answers these questions and more, using his experience as an agent, author, and editor to explore the art and business of writing. This invaluable presentation with an industry insider will help you open new doors in your craft and career.