Creative Writing: Create Compelling Characters
Young authors will learn the basics of psychology. This class is for those who really enjoy writing and want to take their novel, short stories, plays, documentaries or screen plays to the next level by creating stronger characters.
Cheryl Carter Creative Classroom
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Once per week
over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Create Compelling Characters: When written well, characters seize our attention and compel us to engage. They stay in our minds long after we’ve closed the pages of our novel, binge-watched the entire box set, or exited the auditorium. We mull over their relationships, wonder if they did the right thing, and ponder how they might behave in different scenarios. But why is it that some characters are more compelling than others? Every write wants to know how to create characters that resonate...
In this class young authors will learn the basics of psychology that will help them create compelling and believable characters.
Prof. Cheryl Carter is a professional writer, college professor (Writing and Creative Writing) and Writing workshop facilitator has developed this system as a result of her freelance experience and working with her college-aged writers. Moreover, she found she was teaching this material to her Outschool workshop students (ages 9-18) who were struggling to develop strong characters. She has also studied psychology in her graduate school and has serves as a high school counselor in the past. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Counseling. While she has relevant experience in psychology, it should be noted this class stresses writing and, as such, is not a psychology class. In fact, the psychology, as it relates to this class, is more of a look at the character traits long established, especially by noteworthy well-known authors, such as William Shakespeare or Dr. Suess to make their characters stand out. Psychology is the word that aptly fits this course because we will be looking at human traits that young writers can use to make their writing richer. More importantly, I have employed these techniques in my freelance writing quite successfully over the last fifteen years.
Homework is optional but most writers enjoy getting feedback on their character creation.
A creative mind and a blank notebook.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Cheryl Carter Creative Classroom
Creative , Cultural & College Prep Classes
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
133 total reviews
131 completed classes
Collegiate Learning instructors (AKA Cheryl Carter Creative Classroom) teach writing, reading, publishing and critical thinking skills to K-12 students. The mission of Collegiate Learning is to prepare learners to do well in higher education....