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Creative Writing: The Fundamentals of Dynamic Character Development (ages 14-18)

In this hour long course, we will explore creating three-dimensional, dynamic characters for creative writing projects using the dossier method.
Ana Maschmann
2 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
60 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

By the end of the class, students will have created a character or expanded an existing character from their writing using the dossier method. 
As a professional writer, I have studied the art of character development for years. I am a fantasy and science fiction novelist and currently in the process of finishing my first novel with the intent of publishing. To date, I have used the dossier method and my own personal model well over 150 times to create dynamic characters that drive plot. It is my belief that this is essential for effective storytelling. This is a class that I wish had existed when I first started my journey to becoming a writer and I have planned the curriculum with this in mind. I am the perfect teacher for this class because I know what writers want to learn and improve my lessons as I learn new things through my own writing on a daily basis.   
No homework. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
Printed copy of the provided Character Dossier.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No assessment. 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
There will be a brief mention of anxiety and depression as they relate to character traits. This will be part of instruction on flaws v. limitations and I will talk about them being the later. There will be no discussions about mental illness. 


Ana MaschmannTeacher with over 5,000 Hours of Experience
2 total reviews
2 completed classes

About Me

Hi there! My name is Miss Ana and I'm so excited to be a teacher with Outschool! I teach classes in English, language arts, creative writing, Japanese language, French language, and English as a Second Language. 
I am a TESOL (Teaching English to... 
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