Novel Writing: Creating Loveable Characters in 5 Easy Steps

Anna Kay

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8 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

    • Class Project

    • Make Your Character Human

    • Give Your Character a Goal

    • Give Your Character Conflict

    • Allow Your Character to Develop

    • Let Your Character Wander

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Would you love to write a novel but don't really know where to start?

Do you have an idea but need a bit of help getting it off the ground?

Or maybe you just want to brush up on your writing skills to get your reader more involved?

Creating really loveable characters is vital when it comes to writing a great novel or story.  You want your reader to get hooked so they keep reading until the end, and if they feel a connection with your characters they're far more likely to do this.

In this class I'll show you 5 easy steps to creating really loveable characters that your readers will be able to empathise with so that they find themselves willing your characters on to succeed in whatever quest you have set for them.

So enrol now and start creating loveable characters today!

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7 of 7 students recommendSee All

Eye-opening. This class has me super excited to start really thinking about my characters!!
Meghan Taylor

painter, wine enthusiast, aspiring comic artist

Really enjoyed this class =)
Mariya Popandopulo

Photographer & Illustrator

Really interesting class. I'm new to novel writing so I'm looking forward to putting the tips in this class into practice. Would definitely recommend.





Anna is an artist, designer and writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Having worked in graphic design and stationery design for quite a while, she is currently taking a MFA and is exploring more traditional mediums such as drawing and printmaking as well as newer digital ones.

Her creative work is influenced by all sorts of things, including anthropology, travel, music, art and design, science, architecture and nature.

She also writes novels.

Anna is really enjoying teaching on Skillshare as she loves passing on her knowledge and being able to interact with students.