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Creative Writing Project: Create a Character

Steve Alcorn, Author, Mentor, Online Instructor

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5 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

      1:47
    • Your Protagonist

      10:25
    • Your Antagonist and Other Characters

      14:46
    • Project: Create Your Character

      1:44
    • Next Steps

      0:56

About This Class

The Creative Writing Project series helps you complete a novel, short story or screenplay. Each class focuses on a specific step in the creative process, from brainstorming to publication. The goal is to get you published!

This class gives you all the tools you need to build a character, including my Comprehensive Character Attribute Form. When you complete this class you will have a clear, written character sketch for your Creative Writing Project.

The classes in this series include:

  • Creative Writing Project: Brainstorm Your Story
  • Creative Writing Project: Create a Character
  • Creative Writing Project: Structure Your Story
  • Creative Writing Project: Write Act 1
  • Creative Writing Project: Write Act 2
  • Creative Writing Project: Write Act 3
  • Creative Writing Project: Structure a Scene
  • Creative Writing Project: Create a Setting
  • Creative Writing Project: Write Great Dialogue
  • Creative Writing Project: Energize Your Manuscript
  • Creative Writing Project: Publish Your Book
  • Creative Writing Project: Market Your Book

78 of 80 students recommendSee All

Great explanation on the connection between an antagonist and protagonist, and how exploiting their flaws can move forward character development as much as the plot. Very helpful for someone struggling with their protagonists staying in character - to have an opposite to work against in the form of an antagonist.
Very clear, helpful and concise. Mr Alcorn was engaging and to the point. I find that a lot of writing courses on this website are 2 minute ideas stretched into an hour of repetition but you won't find that here. I thoroughly enjoyed this lesson and will definitely follow the rest of his courses.
Great tools, simple explanations; really helping me think through how I want to tell my story.

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Steve Alcorn

Author, Mentor, Online Instructor

Steve Alcorn is the author of many novels and non-fiction books. His publications include mysteries, young adult novels, a romance novel, children's books, history and non-fiction about theme park design, and the writer's guide How to Fix Your Novel.

Steve is also the CEO of Alcorn McBride Inc, the company that provides the audio and video systems used in nearly all of the world's theme parks. In his spare time he enjoys world travel, sculpture and music composition.

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