Mastering Character Arcs with Peter Andrews

Character Mastering Character Arcs with Peter Andrews

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  1. Characters
  2. GMC
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Class Length
4 Weeks
One reason we come to fiction is to experience the changes characters go through. And, while the external journey from maid to princess or farmer to Jedi knight may create engaging challenges, we identify with characters because they learn how to trust others or master their tempers or become their true selves. They go on journeys where they learn who they are and how they fit in. They overcome their flaws, form connections, grow up and heal. The internal change is shaped and forced by their external tasks, giving them arcs that delight readers. This class will help participants to honestly assess the flaws in characters they love. They'll look to how hard choices avoided make things worse and how choices faced with courage bring growth, understanding... and credible happy endings.

Lesson 1 - What’s wrong with my hero?
Lesson 2 - Go big or go home
Lesson 3 - The role of external challenges, escalation
Lesson 4 - Caring about the internal struggle Worrying about characters
Lesson 5 - Meeting the unexpected (and stumbling) No smooth roads
Lesson 6 - The consequences of failure
Lesson 7 - Help along the way, reflections
Lesson 8 - Reasons to change/not to change.
Lesson 9 - Pushed to the limits
Lesson 10 - The right ending for an arc
Class Format
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Peter Andrews
Start date
Nov 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Dec 5, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Nov 10, 2022 at 12:50 AM
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