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Creative Writing: The Craft of Character

Wesleyan University via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Grammar & Writing
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long

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At the center of a good story are the characters in it. In this course aspiring writers will discover how to build and bring to life complex, vivid and unforgettable characters. We will study the choices a writer makes to bring all characters to life on the page, and we will perform written exercises in order to develop a variety of writing and pre-writing techniques, in order to create a variety of characters. We will learn how to use our own life experiences, and the people we know (and how not to!). We will develop inner (thoughts and feelings) and outer (appearance, habits, behavior) lives for our characters and see how that can lead us to richer and more interesting stories. We will breathe life into our characters and let them surprise us.

Taught by

Brando Skyhorse

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Ross R
1.0 2 years ago
by Ross dropped this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I opted for the audit version, i had to check it out you know. Unfortunately there was nothing there. I mean nothing. Oh, i could listen to some people chatting. But i couldn't even have a taste of anything to come after that.
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Pj H
5.0 a year ago
Pj audited this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Thought provoking, insightful class that will assist and inspire writers of all levels. Well worth the time and helpful in your writing.
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