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Making People: A Free Characterisation Course From Writers’ HQ
Mon 1 Mar 2021 to Sun 7 Mar 2021
The Writers’ HQ Characterisation Masterclass is a week-long email course which’ll teach you how to craft unique, intriguing characters who have their very own agenda, opinions, fears and dreams. Learn how to write backstories and memories, and find out how to thwart your poor protagonist’s desires at every turn to up the stakes and layer your story with conflict.

Join a FREE seven-day online course delivered straight to your email from the word-herding crew at Writers’ HQ and learn how to make fictional people with your brain.

Create characters who are original, real and memorable, right down to that bit of dried cheese sauce on their trousers and their fear of flip-flops.

Imagine if Lizzie Bennett had no sense of humour, or if Offred just gave up, or if Matilda wasn’t fussed about books. Imagine if Frankenstein had even the tiniest ounce of empathy. Without great and believable characters, stories don’t fly, plots wilt, worlds end and, worse, manuscripts get thrown in the bin.

Our one week-long characterisation masterclass will show you how to turn your characters into people, how to stop yourself falling back on tropes and stereotypes, and how to avoid hashing out two-dimensional cardboard cut-out figures instead of sculpting living, breathing people.

Prepare your loins to CREATE LIFE! 18+ years

Dates: Monday 1 - Sunday 7 March 2021
Location: Online
Price: FREE!

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