4 CHAPTERS

With exercises

EXAMPLES & VIDEOS

Explaining concepts

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KEY SKILLS LEARNED
  • Learn to describe characters in rich detail
  • How to create vivid, precise characters
  • Learn to use physical description as well as movement, gesture and voice
  • Learn to create effective first introductions, character tics and more
WHO IS THIS FOR?
  • Writers who struggle to describe characters fully
  • Writers wishing to better understand effective characterization
  • Writers seeking practical advice, exercises and examples to make character description compelling

WHAT MEMBERS SAY:

The Creating Characters Course is awesome. I have stepped up my game with some ideas I had never thought about. This is great for beginner and even the experienced writer that wants to improve their character creation.

— Robin

Now novel has changed the way I write, it has taught me to look deeper into my story in ways I would have never done before.

— Karen

My favorite part is the character break downs. The quotes are also amazing and keep me inspired.

— Jess
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WORKBOOK OUTLINE

CHAPTER 01
Introductions

Learn how to create an impactful character introduction and make your characters memorable.

CHAPTER 02
Repetitions

Learn about the repetitive elements of characterization (quirks, tics, gestures) that help set characters apart.

CHAPTER 03
Physical details

Learn to use details of character description such as clothing, characters' bodies and faces to convey personality and more.

CHAPTER 04
Movement and voice

Learn how to use the ways your characters speak and move to deepen readers' impressions of their distinct qualities.

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HOW TO WRITE REAL CHARACTERS: CHARACTER DESCRIPTION - CHAPTER OUTLINE

Chapter 01

In Introductions: Describing first appearances we share examples and tips for enticing readers to fall for your characters from the first ‘hello’.


  • Read examples from contemporary and classic fiction
  • Read analysis of why effective character introductions work
  • Uncover the power of simile and metaphor in characterization
  • Complete practical exercises to apply what you've learned
Chapter 02

In Repetitions: Creating habits, quirks and tics, you'll learn the ways repetitions of familiar gestures, sayings and other details can make characters distinct individuals.


  • Learn about assigning characters' habits of behaviour or speech
  • Learn about describing physical quirks and tics
  • Read illustrative examples from well-known books
  • Complete practical exercises to apply what you've learned
Chapter 03

In Physical details: Creating a body of characters, you'll learn to describe characters physically, from their faces to their bodies and clothes, to bring their individual qualities to life.


  • Read the do's and don'ts of describing faces
  • Learn to describe physical change to connect appearances to story arcs
  • Learn and compare different descriptive approaches
  • Complete practical exercises to apply what you've learned
Chapter 04

In Movement and voice: Showing character through sound and motion, you'll learn to use details such as posture and manner of movement to give extra, effective characterization.


  • Learn to describe characters using elements of movement such as pace, manner, tone and mood
  • Learn how to use narration to create a sense of your narrating character's persona
  • Learn how to describe physical voice to characterize
  • Complete practical exercises to apply what you've learned

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