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Construct your Character: How to develop effective and relatable characters - Online

Creative Writing Online - Mx
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Distance learning
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 16 June 2022
  • Course duration: Thursday 6 - 8 pm, one evening


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Characters are vital to fiction; long after the book has been placed back on the shelf, it is the impact of those characters who remain engrained in our mind.

This two-hour 100% online workshop will help you establish the fundamentals of character development in your creative writing.


It’s aimed at anyone interested in creative writing, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

You will look at how to most effectively create engaging characters for fictional writing, and how to create them in such a way that readers adore or despise them.

What will I gain?

By the end of the session you will have built confidence in your character development, creative writing skills and have some new ideas to further pursue your writing.

Tutor Profile: Charlotte Baker is an author and an associate lecturer and PhD student at the University of Derby.

She has an interest in horror, identification, true crime and fandom.

Charlotte has over thirty fictional and nonfictional publications.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During the course you will:

  • examine why characters are important to the plot
  • discuss how to create characters in an effective way
  • take part in a dynamic group discussion on effective crime writing
  • complete writing tasks from prompts
  • gain feedback on your writing style.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No previous experience is necessary.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No previous experience is necessary.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £15.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £15.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418