So you have a story in mind, but how do you create characters that readers will want to follow to the end. Or you have a character – but you know that the foundation of story is how your characters act and change over time. How you develop your characters, and how they develop through the plot, is the key to writing fiction that readers can’t resist.
In this practical tutorial we will explore what makes a character compelling, how to move on from lists and stereotypes, and how to make developing your characters a dynamic, organic part of your writing process.
You should leave with a clearer idea of how to harness both imagination and technique to create characters that come alive on the page and keep readers turning pages – and maybe even some new story ideas.
Assistance to writers on low incomes and/or from communities under represented in publishing
We are offering a free place on each of our online tutorials and Q & A sessions for UK based writers on low incomes and/or from under represented communities in publishing.
Writers may apply for a free place on one of the sessions by contacting BPA with a short bio and a summary of their writing career to date.
Please click here to Contact BPA with your application and in the case of writers on low incomes, proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; Proof of being a full-time student; Housing benefit; Proof of being a full-time carer.
All details will be kept confidential. Decisions on who receives the free places rest with the BPA team not the tutors.