Creating Distinct Character Voices with Midnight Voss

Character Creating Distinct Character Voices with Midnight Voss

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  1. Characters
  2. Dialogue
  3. POV
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Class Length
4 Weeks
Have you received feedback that all of your characters sound the same, or that your characters aren’t distinct? There’s hope!

In this workshop, we split the rendering of character into two parts: Development of character and dialogue/description. First, to craft your characters, you must explore your character as a fully-realized person, and then, you have to put that person down on the page for the readers to experience.

Syllabus: This is a four week course that will meet twice per week with discussion and exercises. We will cover the following topics:
  • What is character voice?
  • The difference between and purposes of various types of dialogue.
  • How to layer distinct details into character personality
  • How to depict detail through voice and action
  • How to pace and cue dialogue
  • How to use conflict to better distinguish character traits
Class Format
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The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
Start date
Aug 7, 2023 at 9:00 AM
End date
Sep 4, 2023 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Aug 10, 2023 at 12:50 AM
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