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Creating Characters for Fiction

——   Created by Harry Dewulf

How to create characters for your novel that are unique, real and necessary

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"Kitless Character Creation" - conceive and develop characters without kits, tricks or gimmicks.

If you're writing a novel you already know that a novel needs characters.

  • But where do characters come from?
  • How do you invent characters that are compelling, convincing and realistic?
  • What sort of characters does your story need?

This is a set of tools and techniques wrapped around one big idea: 

Characters are created at the same time as the story.

Once you've grasped the relationship between characters and story, and how they interact during the creative process, you will find it much easier to create and manage your characters, to recognize their purpose and role in the story, and you'll see much more easily how your characters affect your readers.

In this course, you will learn how to use this relationship, and how it relates to all the common features of creating and developing characters:

  • introducing new characters
  • describing what characters look like
  • describing what characters think and feel
  • how the reader should get to know your characters
  • the effect of narrative voice and point of view on characters

17 Lessons

9 mins
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4 mins
Lesson zero: Outline
free preview
8 mins
Lesson one: Someone from Nothing
1 min
Lesson one: Assignment
15 mins
Lesson two: Butchery
1 min
Lesson two: Assignment
12 mins
Lesson three: Outer Life
2 mins
Lesson three: Assignment
9 mins
Lesson four: Inner Life (part one)
5 mins
Lesson four: Inner Life (part two)
2 mins
Lesson four: assignment
9 mins
Lesson five: Knowing the Character
1 min
Lesson five: Assignment
10 mins
Lesson six: Point of View
2 mins
Lesson six: Assignment
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About the instructor

Harry Dewulf
Harry Dewulf
  • 7 courses

I've spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. …

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