Topic: CHARACTER CREATION IN FICTION
Duration: 2 hours approx
Delivery: PDF. Text based
RPWA Certificate: Yes
Rob Parnell presents:
An Academy Master Class On Character Creation: From Inspiration to Development
This is the first in a series of SHORT AND PUNCHY master classes designed to explore the fundamentals of fiction writing - and help you expand and deepen your understanding of story creation and development.
Character is where all fiction starts. That's the accepted view.
But is this really the case? Is there some other, more intuitive starting point that I can reveal to you?
I believe so - and in the first module of "Character Creation", my new fiction writing master class.
Is there a knack - a simple way - of coming up with compelling and memorable characters for your short stories and novels - even screenplays?
There is indeed - and I can reveal it to you in the second module of this course.
But what about characters with depth that can support a series of stories - or fictional creations that can go on to become famous - as in, more famous that the author. Are there a tactics and techniques for developing characters over time?
Certainly - and I will show them to you in module three of this unique master class.
You know me. My most common compliment is that I always deliver more than was expected of me - and usually much more.
This masterclass is no exception. In "Character Creation" I will lay bare all the arguments for and against the conventional theories - and then go further, exposing their positives - and some of their limitations - before moving further to where no other 'writing guru' has ever gone before! I'll take you through the entire process of character creation and development in a way that is instructional, fun, and will no doubt strike you as profound. That is my promise to you.
Here's what we'll discover together:
Character Creation, Module One: Purpose & Presentiment
Fictional characters are more than mere two dimensional cut-outs. Indeed, they are much more than people. In this module we discuss authorial integrity, purpose, and our personal involvement with fiction and how the author may use fiction as a vehicle for self-expression and entertainment without compromising his/her moral sense and duty to seek the truth.
Character Creation, Module Two: Ideas and Inspiration
The age-old question where do ideas come from is answered. I'll show you how to have a endless supply of ideas and how to turn each one into a credible character. Types of characters are included - a useful breakdown of the six main character types. How much description is necessary. What not to do in creating fictional characters..
Character Creation, Module Three: Design and Development
Depth for serial characters - consistency versus surprise. How to deepen literary figures.
All this and much more.
Student Discussion Forum
Character Creation Module A: Purpose
Character Creation Module B: Inspiration
Character Creation Module C: Development
Like many wannabe writers, I've always encountered the long, long list of character attributes to fill in for character creation. I never understood the poin...Read More
Like many wannabe writers, I've always encountered the long, long list of character attributes to fill in for character creation. I never understood the point of knowing so much right from the start, and it never helped me create a believable character that felt like a living, breathing being. Now, thanks to Character Creation, i understand why: I didn't start with my character's purpose for the story. Starting out that way makes so much more sense. This is my third class experience with Rob Parnell's Writing Academy, and each one has been amazing -- interesting, insightful and hugely helpful. I can't wait to take more classes!Read Less
Excellent. Well done.
Excellent. Well done.Read Less
This was a very good course with making the writer look inside to know self and the character to be molded. Rob gives an entertaining class and I appreciate ...Read More
This was a very good course with making the writer look inside to know self and the character to be molded. Rob gives an entertaining class and I appreciate the .pdf files he provides for ease of reviewing later.Read Less
Character Creation will make a positive addition to any reference documents. It gives all aspects to a character's development, that can become the one nee...Read More
Character Creation will make a positive addition to any reference documents. It gives all aspects to a character's development, that can become the one needed for your story.Read Less
I have so many of Rob's courses from years ago before he used this platform, but he always comes up with new ideas that work. Thank you so much Rob for conti...Read More
I have so many of Rob's courses from years ago before he used this platform, but he always comes up with new ideas that work. Thank you so much Rob for continuing to be the best teacher about writing. Lyn AsmarRead Less
Good, enjoyed reading it, well explained.
Good, enjoyed reading it, well explained.Read Less
Brilliant course!Read Less