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Elizabeth Honey: Creating Characters

Session Info:

Introductory readings featuring favourite characters from a few of the following novels: 45 & 47 Stella Street Fiddle-back Don’t Pat the Wombat! What do you think, Feezal? Remote Man To the Boy in Berlin

Where the characters came from. How they developed. We develop two characters from visual reference. –Building the characters into a story.

Topics:

– Creating characters and developing a story around them – What is a character? – What’s in a name? – Using the senses to write a vivid impression – Writing in 1st person or 3rd person – What motivates your character? – Valuing constructive criticism

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