How to Create Indepth Characters
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How to Create Indepth Characters

If you're writing a story, your characters are the backbone of it. If they're weak and flimsy, your story will flop.
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Created by Heather Paye
Published 1/2012
English
Price: $20
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What Will I Learn?
Where to begin in the creation of a character.
How to create a character sheet.
How to "meet" your character.
How to incorporate a character sheet into a story.
How to keep your characters from merging attitudes.
How to keep your character "in character".
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Requirements
  • Basic Written English Language
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Lesson 1
2 Lectures 01:24

Start by learning a little bit more about yourself in this first lecture.

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Required material for Lecture 1.

If you have any questions or would like to submit your work to me for feedback, click my name at the top of the page, and select "Send Message". Please put the course title in the email.

Who Are You
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Lesson 2
2 Lectures 02:06

In lecture 2, we're going to look at the people around you and assess their personalities.

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Twenty questions in three different categories to answer in your character's point of view.

Character Q and A
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Lesson 3
1 Lecture 00:55

In Lecture 3, go online and take some quizzes for your character to find out more about who your character is. Try this popular quiz - http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp

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Lesson 4
2 Lectures 00:31

In Lecture 4, we finally tackle filling in the character sheet.

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Character Sheet
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Lesson 5
1 Lecture 00:53

In Lecture 5 - the final lecture - we talk about a few final thoughts on creating a character worksheet and you are assigned to write 500 words about your character waking up, walking down the street, and/or interacting with an employee at a local store.

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About the Instructor
Heather Paye
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Author, Graphic Designer, Editor

Heather Paye has been an author for over five years, and a writer for as long as she can remember. Through her writing experience, she's helped other authors with her skills and knowledge in the publishing industry.

In the past few years, she decided to make the hobby she loves - Graphic Design - her professional career, and recently expanded her work towards not only authors, but businesses and people of all types with her business design area, expanding with over 20 new design types including business cards, brochures, and restaurant menus.

Today, Miss Paye continues to write and is working toward a bachelors degree in liberal arts to further improve her graphic design skills. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and entertaining her Twitter followers with her random quips.