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What a Character! A Master Class in Writing Craft

Creating memorable characters on the page who feel as alive as real people is one of the greatest joys in writing.

In this two-hour master class, we’ll explore how to write engaging, fully-realized characters for both fiction and nonfiction to ensure your characters leave a lasting impression.

For all levels of writer

February 17, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST
ONLINE Via Interactive Video Conference

Note: This session is closed; please visit our Writing Coaching page or contact us to chat about your writing and how we would be happy to support you with your work!

At the end of a book or short story, more than any other element, it’s the characters who remain in our minds, haunting us for days, months or even years. Whether they incite fear, curiosity, joy, revulsion, humour or empathy, we delve into these other lives because they fascinate us. One of the greatest joys in writing is getting to create memorable characters on the page who feel alive.

Workshop Format

Over video conference, the group will spend two hours going deep into discussion on what makes a memorable character and will explore exercises that show how to write engaging, fully-realized, unique characters. We’ll look at those characters who have moved us and remained in our consciousness throughout time and what made them so notable and unpack how their creators brought them to life on the page.

Whether you’re writing fiction or nonfiction, you’ll learn some tactics and innovative techniques for how to reveal your character on the page and add your character to the canon of those who have stayed with us throughout our lives.


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[ezcol_1quarter]Length:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]2 hours[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

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[ezcol_1quarter]Format:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Conversation, lecture, readings/examples, exercises, group engagement[/ezcol_3quarter_end]

[ezcol_1quarter]Instructor:[/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Marcia Walker [/ezcol_3quarter_end]

How the Online Workshop Works

  • After enrolling, you will receive an email with information about your workshop
  • Five minutes before the workshop begins, you will receive your secure link to the private video conference for the master class.


Marcia Walker, Writing Instructor for One Lit Place at onelitplace.comMarcia Walker

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