The Creative Writer's Toolkit: Writing a Character Study Free class

Lindsey Summers, Writer, Wattpad

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5 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

    • Generating Ideas

    • Your Character

    • Writing Your Character Study

    • Wrap Up


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.


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.

118 of 120 students recommendSee All

I LOVE The Cellphone Swap (soon to be published as Textrovert) and Lindsey is just awesome. I love how easy it is to understand what she's talking about and her advice comes from real experience.
Zara H.

Self-Published Author

Nice personality, knew what she was talking about
Lin Collette

Eccentric artist living in an eccentric state

Helps for building characters in your story.





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 in spring of 2017. She lives and works in Los Angeles.