Creating Convincing Characters in Fiction - Nottingham Trent University

Creating Convincing Characters in Fiction - Nottingham Trent University

Duration: One day

Price: £80

Run by: Linsey Richards
at Nottingham Trent University

0115 848 2813

50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 4FQ

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About the Course

One day poetry course in Nottingham with Clare Fisher.

Characters form the basis of great fiction.

But where do they come from and how do you create them?

Whether you’re an experienced fiction writer or just starting out, this workshop will give you the tools to create and develop characters that convince.

On this course you will:
- experiment with different ways of creating characters through creative writing exercises
- analyse and discuss short extracts which demonstrate different approaches to character creation
- learn how to use a character as a basis of a plot in short fiction and novels
- explore the role of dialogue and detailed description in creating characters
- gain the chance to read your work aloud (if you wish) and receive constructive critical feedback from the tutor.

The workshop is suitable for both new writers looking to stimulate ideas and more experienced writers who are in need of new insights and approaches to their practice.

What will I gain?

By the end of the session you’ll have the knowledge, skills and insights to create convincing characters in your own fiction, and be inspired to use these characters as the basis of engaging plots.

You will also have written several short pieces of fiction which you’ll be able to develop going forward.

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Please note that if you have a CraftCourses gift voucher you would like to use as full or part payment of this course fee, the booking will need to be made via telephone (number above). If you have mobility issues, please let us know in advance so that we can be sure to accommodate your needs.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

One day of quality tuition with an experienced tutor, Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm. Maximum class size: 15.



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Course Start Dates

Saturday 24th November 2018

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners

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