How to Build Character From Setting

Charlie Aylett, www.thestorysmith.com

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9 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:34
    • 2. Lesson 1 - Not Just a Backdrop

      4:40
    • 3. Unit 1 Lesson 2 - Creating a City Without Building Walls

      14:51
    • 4. Unit 2 Lesson 3 - Recap

      2:30
    • 5. Unit 2 Lesson 4 - Start Your Class Project

      2:06
    • 6. Unit 3 lesson 5 - Some More Tricks of the Trade

      8:03
    • 7. Unit 3 lesson 6 - Pump Up Those Literary Bicseps

      3:38
    • 8. Final Assignment

      1:12
    • 9. The End

      0:39

Project Description

Your class project will be to write a short story based on a character and setting you have created. Along the way, you will be asked to deconstruct texts and do some exercises to practice the technique of using the surrounding to bring to the forefront your characters personality, inner desires, emotions, etc.

The class material needed for these exercises are linked below.

If you have ANY questions about the class or the technique, please feel free to post them on the community board.

** I am away until the end of August. Bad timing, but that's just the way it goes sometimes. I'll endeavour to answer any questions as soon as I am available again.

Read Toni Morrison - Jazz (beginning only)

Sasithorn Character Sketch (for the exercise)

Sasithorn Character Sketch (with author's notes) (to fill in the gaps)

Exploration Exercise

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