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Session:

Bring Characters Alive in Creative Writing

Cost: £57.50

Date & Time:

March 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location:

Grand Central – Nightingale Room, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3PA

Keeper:

Catherine Sampson

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Bring Characters Alive in Creative Writing
with Catherine Sampson

Are the characters in your novel alive or dead? Are they a bag of bones, or do they have arms, legs, lungs and a beating heart?

In this workshop, we discuss how to put flesh onto the skeletal character, breathing life into characters on the page so that they are an organic part of the plot. We explore techniques, then put them into practice in specially designed writing exercises. We share our work in a supportive atmosphere, giving constructive feedback. This course has relevance to any form of creative writing.

Content overview:
• Sensory description
• Emotional truth
• Physicality and behaviour
• Dialogue to signify character
• Listening in to your character’s thoughts
• Your character’s past
• Putting your character through hell
• Character transformation

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