Creative Writing: Character

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Compelling characters make for compelling reading, but how can you make sure you create characters with depth, empathy and and impact?

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Week 5 -Event Contents:

Character

There are many ways to create interesting and compelling characters, in this workshop we will look at Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey, Dan Harmon's Story Embryo, James Scott Bell's Everything is Death concept and psychology understanding our characters.

Week 1: Introduction, Rules & PURPOSE

Week 2: What is a Novel & Genre

Week 3: Metrics, Motivation, Productivity, and Constraint

Week 4: Plot

Week 5: Character

Week 6: Defamiliarization & NLP

Week 7: Dialogue

Week 8: World Building

Week 9: Language Building

Week 10: Concept Mapping

Week 11: Narrative Positioning & Description over Exposition

Week 12: Suspense, Tension, Hooks & Cliffhangers, LOCK & SCAMPER


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Organiser Iain McKinnon

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Iain McKinnon is a graduate of the Edinburgh Napier Creative Writing Masters Degree. He currently has 5 novels in print with American publisher Permuted Press. Iain runs a number of workshops most notably a creative writers program in association with Dyslexia Scotland.

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