4 Week: It's all about Character(s)


It is said that character drives plot, and that is true. But the main reason we read (or sit in an audience) is to be reminded of the human condition in all of its complexity. That is the purpose of the writer's work: to remind us of our humanity. Writers connect with readers through the actions and thoughts of the main and supporting characters.A complex and dynamic main character is vital to any story, no matter the form. A great central character must feel real, and supporting characters serve to flesh out the story in a meaningful way, creating a dynamic character web. This class is a hands-on craft-class designed to help you discover the most interesting main character for your story, as well as guide you toward a credible and complex character web.

Through exercises, class discussion, and weekly one-on-one interactions with the instructor, you will discover and develop the most interesting and complex character(s) for your project. This will give you a better understanding of what drives your overall story, and how that drive can give you its shape.

Required Text:
The Anatomy of Story by John Truby

*Copies of this book are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved.   

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