Fiction Writing: Character

UW Professional & Continuing Education

How long?

  • 9 weeks
  • blended

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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Who should attend

All fiction writers, along with those who produce creative nonfiction.

About the course

Great characters are one of the most important elements of fiction — figures who are believable, authentic, interesting and worthy of sympathy. In the first half of this course we’ll work on building character profiles, then look at how effective characters can be impacted by staging, drama and dialogue. In the second part we’ll focus on character history and subtext, their inner lives, and learn how to bring their repressed passions, needs and fears to the surface.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Keys to writing scintillating dialogue
  • The role of contradictory desires within characters
  • Methods for creating crisis moments that present characters with compelling dilemmas

Experts

Scott Driscoll

An award-winning instructor (the University of Washington, Educational Outreach award for Excellence in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities 2006), Scott Driscoll holds an MFA from the University of Washington and has been teaching creative writing for the University of Washington Extension for se...

Fiction Writing: Character at UW Professional & Continuing Education

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