CLASS: Creating Characters That Last!
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**Create Characters That Last!**
LOCATION: Online Class (via Yahoo Groups)
DATES: February 2-16, 2011 (2 weeks)
REGISTER: $35 at http://editordevil.blogspot.com/
Characters should feel so REAL to readers they jump off the page. This class is geared toward fiction writers who want to create fascinating characterscharacters readers want to take home for dinner.
We'll examine different profiling modes, including The Hero's Journey, epic-literature archetypes, psychology models, and even spiritual archetypes. Depending on your genre, you'll also learn the appropriate type of relationships to create between characters, both primary and secondary. Whether you want to create the next James Bond or Ethan Fromm, the next Indiana Jones or Bridgette Jones... this class will help you break the mold on character development.
You'll receive 6 Lessons that will teach you to:
1. Answer the 3 key questions about your main characters.
2. Apply the 5 "musts" for character introductions.
3. Layer action effectively to "show, not tell".
4. Build character development arcs more easily.
5. Leverage dialogue between characters (primary and secondary).
6. Make heroes/heroines/villains interact effectively.
7. Know when heroes/villains should win or lose and why.
8. Make plotting easier through character-driven storytelling.
9. Choose the right POV character for the story.
My goal is to help you create the next break-out book with 3-demensional characters everyone talks about. Emphasis will be placed on building unique characters and stand-out heroes, heroines and villains.
About the Instructor
Christine M. Fairchild has over 20 years of experience as a writer and editor. Though trained as a journalist, she spent the last two decades working for publications (XFiles, SciFiMall.com), technical giants (Microsoft, AT&T), and consumer product companies (DHL, Hitachi). She now helps fiction writers improve their use of language, timing, and perspective to deepen their work. Christine has written 2 historical fiction women's fiction books as well as a Romantic Suspense. As a writer, editor and ghostwriter, her experience ranges from novels to screenplays to non-fiction, from science fiction to romance to memoir.