Construct your Character: How to Develop Effective and Relatable Characters (Online) - Nottingham Trent University

Construct your Character: How to Develop Effective and Relatable Characters (Online) - Nottingham Trent University


Characters are vital to fiction; long after the book has been placed back on the shelf, it is the impact of those characters who remain engrained in our mind.

This two-hour 100% online workshop will help you establish the fundamentals of character development in your creative writing.

It’s aimed at anyone interested in creative writing, whether you have done any previous writing before or are a complete beginner.

You will look at how to most effectively create engaging characters for fictional writing, and how to create them in such a way that readers adore or despise them.

During the course you will:

- examine why characters are important to the plot
- discuss how to create characters in an effective way
- take part in a dynamic group discussion on effective crime writing
- complete writing tasks from prompts
- gain feedback on your writing style.

What will I gain?

By the end of the session you will have built confidence in your character development, creative writing skills and have some new ideas to further pursue your writing.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: No previous experience is necessary.

Tutor Profile: Charlotte Baker is an author and an associate lecturer and PhD student at the University of Derby.

She has an interest in horror, identification, true crime and fandom.

Charlotte has over thirty fictional and nonfictional publications.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Two hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.


Creative Short Courses at Nottingham Trent University

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users
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