*REMOTE*

The Psychology of Character: Uncovering Motivations - Remote!

$65.00
Members
$75.00
Non-members
Saturday, October 9th, 10:30am-1:30pm (EST)
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

Many writers struggle with crafting authentic characters with the ability to work their way into readers' hearts and minds because the challenges they face are both universal and uniquely personal.

This session will show you how to use psychological and behavioral research to create leads, allies, and opponents who are more than the sum of their physical traits. Through lecture, discussion, and writing exercises, you’ll learn to write beyond stereotypes or sensational personalities. With new techniques for digging to the heart of character motivation, we’ll explore how to manage a cast of characters who are distinctive, empathetic, and memorable, as well as how to deal with multiple internal/external conflicts and relationships.

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:

Scholarship Information

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Instructor

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Lynne Griffin
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Elements

  • Class Discussion
  • In-Class Reading
  • Lecture
  • Revision Assignments
  • Workshop
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction

Commitment Level

Low

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