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Level: N/A

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 6.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Saturday 09:00 to 15:00

Tuition (£): 65.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

If you don’t totally believe in the characters you have created, how can you ever expect anyone else to?

This workshop will involve learners engaging with the importance of developing real and believable characters within a variety of writing mediums and genres, and exploring their key roles in driving the story forward.

Entry requirements

This experience is for adults aged 19+.  Children can attend this workshop if they attend with a paying guardian. Please contact us for further information.

There are no formal entry requirements - all you need is enthusiasm and a keen interest in literature!

Course Content

The art of creating a strong lead character will be studied in depth. We also explore ways to ensure a writer is able to create a three dimensional being who can lead the reader/audience into the story and throughout the developing plot.

While creating their own new distinctive characters, learners will also look at well-known leading literary characters, both contemporary and classical, and the reasons for their popularity and sustainability.  Learners will additionally consider the importance of appropriate research to enforce ‘believability’ in ‘fictional’ characters, and the character’s connection and interaction with their environment.

How will I be assessed?

You will workshop your writing with other members of the group and receive and supply constructive, kind notes for improvement. You may submit writing for the workshop session anonymously if you so wish.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You just need pen and paper or a laptop.

A light lunch and soft refreshments will be provided and are inclusive of the price paid.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

We have a number of Creative Writing workshops and eight-week courses running throughout the year.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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