Fictional Characters I: Creating the Cast - Remote!
Are your characters living up to their potential? Are you under-describing or over-describing? Are you relying too much on physical description, and are your descriptions too “on the nose"? In this dynamic class, we'll use passages from classic and contemporary fiction to discuss ways in which a well-developed cast of characters can add depth and texture to a novel. We’ll consider different ways to introduce characters in a story, and we’ll discuss a range of techniques for creating more memorable ones.
This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! 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 via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.
For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:
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