July 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
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How To Build Complicated Characters
In this seminar, through the examination of contemporary literary works and in-class exercises, we will analyze what elements of craft are necessary to create a voice for a nuanced, three-dimensional protagonist. This class will focus on the first-person point of view. Some questions we will address in this seminar: 1. How do you carry a story with an unpredictable narrator? 2. How do you capture a character’s interiority? 3. How do you exhaust all of the power of “I”? 3. What makes an interesting voice? This is the perfect seminar for those who want to deepen their understanding of characterization or who are struggling with how to give their narrator an edge.
Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone.