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Writing | Writing a Better Main Character

Matthew Dewey, Writer, Writing Tutor

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7 Lessons (42m)
    • 1. Introduction | Writing a Better Main Character

      2:35
    • 2. Names | Writing a Better Main Character

      6:51
    • 3. Appearance | Writing a Better Main Character

      7:27
    • 4. Backstory | Writing a Better Main Character

      7:28
    • 5. Personality | Writing a Better Main Character

      7:28
    • 6. Purpose | Writing a Better Main Character

      7:49
    • 7. Conclusion | Writing a Better Main Character

      2:40

About This Class

Hello Writer!

Welcome to the course where I show you how to write an in-depth, enjoyable main character that will keep your readers interested. Don't make the same mistakes that so many novice authors make and create main characters that can challenge those of successful authors!

My name is Matthew Dewey and I am a writer. It is hard to say when my passion for writing began, but if I can recall it all started back in primary school. A small, pale child with not much to say, but plenty to write, or in most cases scribble, across a page. From there writing became a hobby, moving on to become a part-time job writing articles on various subjects from technology to programming. Suddenly, the spark was ignited and I wrote my first novel. From there I was hooked onto something that was akin to a calling.

Enough monologue, it is time to tell you what this course is worth to you. First, it is free to all beginner writers as a way to introduce them to me. You can find this course on my YouTube channel or on my website, thepennedsleuth. That being said, this course was created with the express intention to start a series of courses. In my rising through the writing world I found that information was handed freely, but not with enough dedication and forethought. The advice lacking and the examples poor. I decided to push through and after several years developed my own toolkit that is simple and multipurpose. The first and most important lesson I learned was how not to make a main character. From there I experimented and found the positives.

I will show you how to write:

  • Personality

  • Backstory

  • Descriptions

  • Names

  • and PURPOSE

Welcome to the How to Make A Better Main Character Course! I will show you everything you need to know to keep your main character interesting and worthy of the role of protagonist!