Online: Zoom

Character Intensive

Saturday, February 26th 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max
Only 3 spots left!

Everyone talks about the importance of character driven plot, but what if you're just stuck when it comes to writing your characters? In this 3-hour seminar, we'll focus on bringing your characters to life. We'll do a series of brainstorming exercises to help you understand and picture your characters so they become clearer. This class is geared towards fiction writers of all levels: beginners laying out the groundwork for their writing or more advanced writers who are polishing their drafts and want to add more depth to their characters.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Shalene Gupta
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  • In-Class Writing Prompts
  • Lecture
  • Class Discussion


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction

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