Creating Characters: Understanding Your Character From the Inside Out

Lindsey Backen, Bringing Stories to Life

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5 Lessons (17m)
    • 1. How to Create Characters and Know What Makes Them Tick

      1:34
    • 2. PARADIGMS

      6:07
    • 3. What Does Your Character Most Want?

      3:11
    • 4. Character Influences

      4:49
    • 5. Class Projects

      1:47

About This Class

This class is for authors who want to move beyond knowing facts about their character by approaching their writing as an actor who can get into the head and hearts of the people in their story. Together we explore the outside influences that shape a characters personality, logic, and world. We then look at the paradigms and beliefs that are controlling a character's actions and choices. By fleshing out the details of your character, you will understand them on both a physical and mental level.