Casting your Characters


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.