How to Build Character From Setting | Charlie Aylett | Skillshare

How to Build Character From Setting

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9 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Lesson 1 - Not Just a Backdrop

    • 3. Unit 1 Lesson 2 - Creating a City Without Building Walls

    • 4. Unit 2 Lesson 3 - Recap

    • 5. Unit 2 Lesson 4 - Start Your Class Project

    • 6. Unit 3 lesson 5 - Some More Tricks of the Trade

    • 7. Unit 3 lesson 6 - Pump Up Those Literary Bicseps

    • 8. Final Assignment

    • 9. The End


About This Class

In this class we will explore how to bring about a full sense of a central character by using the surroundings to show facets of their personality. 

The class starts by establishing what setting is and then moves onto deconstructing texts in order to understand how the technique works. Various exercises allow you to practice the technique yourself, ready to put to use in your final assignment.

If you wish to improve your characterisation skills in fiction writing, this is the class for you. So enrol and get ready to write!





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Charlie Aylett

Been writing longer than I should have. Along the road of those many years, I stumbled into editorial work and currently reside at Flash Fiction Online. I read a lot of stories every month, the majority of which are declined. I’ve critiqued hundreds of novels and short stories, read a thousand more, written a ton of rejection letters and tried to give helpful advice wherever possible. I've always taken pride and pleasure in helping writers understand key fiction writing techniques and g...

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