The Creative Writer's Toolkit: Writing a Character Study

Lindsey Summers, Writer, Wattpad

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5 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

      2:08
    • Generating Ideas

      4:30
    • Your Character

      4:17
    • Writing Your Character Study

      12:53
    • Wrap Up

      4:15

About This Class

Join Wattpad Star and author Lindsey Summers for a helpful, bite-sized class on writing a character study, an essential piece of your creative writing toolkit!

Starting with a blank slate is daunting, and in this class, Lindsey shares her favorite tool for overcoming writer's block and starting your writing process: the character study.

  • This is a creative exercise that will help you develop characters that feel fresh and true to your writing style.
  • At the same time, this is also a practical exercise, giving you an informed starting place for the rest of your story, poem, or novel.

Once you have a character study, you can use it to write whatever fiction you want!

This class will inspire you to look at your everyday encounters and simple interactions as helpful starting points for developing a unique character. It's perfect for everyone new to writing as well as writers looking to broaden their creative writing toolkit.

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This class is presented in collaboration with Wattpad, the world's largest community for readers and writers. Looking for more writing classes? Check out more classes with Wattpad Stars, including Writing for Online Engagement with Rebecca Sky and Writing for Consistency with Ninya Tippett.

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Very informative and helpful if you want to know how to set up a character study or even if you already know its a good way to learn how others do it to help further your skills.
Very well explained. I'm going to do my character studies right away!
These lessons help me get a better grip on my characters and make them just the way I wanted. It helped me organize my story better and make my characters more interesting!

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Lindsey Summers

Writer, Wattpad

Lindsey Summers is a writer of The Cell Phone Swap and various other Teen Fiction hits on Wattpad and beyond. Her debut novel, Textrovert, will be published May 2, 2017. She lives and works in Los Angeles.