Online Psychology of Character for Writers (for Parents / Guardians of Kids...

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A mixture of video teaching, set tasks and for those who wish to, interaction with peers, will help you to develop intriguing and authentic characters in your fiction using psychological theory. The workshop is suitable for all levels of writer as the focus is a deeper understanding of character. You will get the most out of the course if you have a specific character to develop. Tasks focus on planning rather than creating new prose.

A warm, welcoming and interactive space will provide you with all the materials to complete this course virtually in any length of time from one whole day up to two weeks in chunks. I will be available each day to respond with feedback or to answer questions.

Topics include:

Attachment theory and coping timelines

Human beliefs, assumptions, interpretations using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy framework

What lies beneath - Psychodynamic theory

Defense mechanisms

Change and growth

Each topic will be accompanied by a video, a written summary of the video content and typed tasks to complete to aid your planning and development of character. You can download the resources to use again once the course is complete.

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