Creating Convincing Characters in Fiction

Creating Convincing Characters in Fiction
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (weekend)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 24 November 2018
  • Course duration: One day

Characters form the basis of great fiction.

But where do they come from and how do you create them?

Whether you’re an experienced fiction writer or just starting out, this workshop will give you the tools to create and develop characters that convince.

The workshop is suitable for both new writers looking to stimulate ideas and more experienced writers who are in need of new insights and approaches to their practice.

What will I gain?

By the end of the session you’ll have the knowledge, skills and insights to create convincing characters in your own fiction, and be inspired to use these characters as the basis of engaging plots.

You will also have written several short pieces of fiction which you’ll be able to develop going forward.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • experiment with different ways of creating characters through creative writing exercises
  • analyse and discuss short extracts which demonstrate different approaches to character creation
  • learn how to use a character as a basis of a plot in short fiction and novels
  • explore the role of dialogue and detailed description in creating characters
  • gain the chance to read your work aloud (if you wish) and receive constructive critical feedback from the tutor.

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

Saturday 24 November 2018

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

Saturday 24 November 2018

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418