character building


    Character Tarot for Writers with June Diehl

    The Tarot deck is another useful tool for writers that can be used in a multitude of ways from story idea generation to character creation to evolving story events (plotting). Writers do not necessarily need to know the meanings of the cards to use them for storytelling. You do not need to...
  2. Deborah Bailey

    Character Using Your Characters' Emotional Wounds for Character Development with Deb Bailey

    Develop your characters and create backstory using emotional wounds and inner conflicts. What motivates your character? What are the traumas that might be inspiring them to take certain actions? How to determine what wounds make sense for your characters and your story Raise the stakes in your...
  3. Write Gritty Villains: Character Development for Fiction

    Write Gritty Villains: Character Development for Fiction

    Find inspiration for creating a villain your readers will remember. Explore ways a villain justifies his actions. Follow easy to recognize examples of personalities based on celebrity and criminal public images. Now is the time to create that mastermind villain with Write Gritty Villains!
  4. Pamela Jaye Smith

    Character Creating GREAT Villains & Villainesses with Pamela Jaye Smith

    A great Villain may kill your heroine - but nothing kills a story faster than a weak antagonist. In this course we will explore different types of Antagonists: anti-heroines, seducers, pirate queens and rebels, bumblers, psychos, vampires, ghosts and aliens, and more. Learn to use back-story...
  5. Becky Martinez

    Character Making Your Characters Real with Becky Martinez

    Great characters are the foundation of any good story. Learn how to bring your characters to life with one of the co-authors of two books on creating memorable characters. Find out how you can come up with heroes and heroines who go from cardboard figures to believable people. Make them come...