How To Write A Great Character

Henry Boseley

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7 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:06
    • 2. Creating A Character

      6:39
    • 3. Using The 3 Point Method

      5:01
    • 4. Outlining For Character

      6:50
    • 5. How To Plot For Strong Characters

      5:37
    • 6. How To Make A Great Villain - Part 1

      7:55
    • 7. How To Make A Great Villain - Part 2

      7:30
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About This Class

Who doesn't love a good character? Often in fiction, if you don't have an interesting character your audience will be less engaged with your story and when you have a fantastic one, it can elevate your work from being good to being truly gripping. It is vital that any storyteller whether they be writing novels, screenplays or short stories learns what makes for an interesting character, and in this course, we will be learning all about that with Henry from The Closer Look as he covers his top tips on how to write great characters for fiction.

In this course you can expect to learn about:

How To Create A Great Character:

What good is a story without a fantastic character to experience it with? In this course you will learn the 3 point method which is an invaluable tool for character creation, not to mention for character arcs and creating story ideas.

Outlining For Character:

It is a little talked about fact that the method you use to outline can have a great effect on how compelling your characters are. In this course you will learn all about the effect outlining can have on your characters for better or worse.

How To Make A Great Villain:

At the end of the day, a hero is only ever as good as his villain. In this course we cover the top 3 rules that you need to know when writing villains as well as debunking villain myths and analysing examples of hero/villain dynamics and asking why they work so well.