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How to Build Character From Setting

Charlie Aylett,

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9 Videos (39m)
    • Intro

    • Lesson 1 - Not Just a Backdrop

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

    • Unit 2 Lesson 3 - Recap

    • Unit 2 Lesson 4 - Start Your Class Project

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

    • Unit 3 lesson 6 - Pump Up Those Literary Bicseps

    • Final Assignment

    • 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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This class is to the point and easy to follow. I know I will be using all this information. Thank you





Charlie Aylett

Writer, Assoc. Editor for a speculative fiction magazine The Colored Lens. Passionate about fiction and helping writers to learn. I live in rural France. It's pretty boring but extremely pretty. Perfect conditions for writing, really.

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