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Write Characters-Creating People Readers Will Love

Susan Palmquist, Author, Dream Inspirer and Writing Guru

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13 Videos (21m)
    • Write Characters Creating People Readers Will Love

    • Lesson One-Great Characters

    • Lesson Two-Character Sketch

    • Lesson Three-Character Profile

    • Lesson Four-Top Ten Lists

    • Lesson Five-The Bucket List

    • Lesson Six-Important People and Places

    • Lesson Seven-A Conversation

    • Lesson Eight-Stuck in an Elevator

    • Lesson Nine-A Short Story

    • Lesson Ten-First Three Pages

    • Lesson Eleven-Saying Goodbye

    • Wrap Up and Thank You


About This Class

It isn’t always the plot readers remember the most about a great book but a character or characters that captures their attention, holds their interest, and makes them want to read on to find out what happens to them.

They’re the people who beckon to you from page one and say I’ve got this story to tell you, do you want to come along for the ride?

Sometimes it’s not always the plot that keeps you captivated throughout the whole length of the book but the character or characters who are living that plot.

This class isn't so much a how to create a great character but a set of exercises for you to try that I think will help you in creating great ones every time you sit down to write a story.

Once you’ve tackled all ten of them, you’ll know your character like your best friend and may even know them better than you know yourself.

And if you're an acting student I think you might find this class can help you prepare for an audition or role.





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Susan Palmquist

Author, Dream Inspirer and Writing Guru


I’m Susan Palmquist and for the last 20 years I’ve been an author, freelance writer, editor, blogger, teacher and tutor, (and before that I was a publicist).

It feels like I’ve squeezed a lot into two decades and it’s my tips and experience that I’ve learned along the way that I’m now happy to share with you here at Skillshare.

I’d like to show you how you too can write for fun or even for a living whether it be fiction or non...

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