The Psychology of Character

Friday, April 12th, 10:00am-5:00pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
13 seats max
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In this one-day class, you'll learn how to get to the heart of character motivation. We will discuss crafting characters from the inside out -- ones who are more than the sum of their physical traits. You’ll learn how to use behavioral research to answer all kinds of questions such as, “What would this character really do?” “What makes a person do this?” “How would my character react to that?” Through lecture, discussion, and writing exercises, you’ll learn new techniques for crafting three-dimensional, compelling, and memorable major as well as minor characters.

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Lynne Griffin
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  • Reading Homework
  • Class Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Workshop
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons


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