Writing Believable Characters

Writing Believable Characters

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Writing Believable Characters – Sydney Course

Online learning option now available
Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom.

Strong, multi-faceted and complex characters drive successful popular fiction. If you’re writing or planning to write a novel, join an award-winning, multi-published fiction author to help you discover who your characters are, what makes them tick, what they need, how they achieve their goals and how this affects your story. There will be lots of practical hands-on opportunities to work on your own book so come prepared to write!

  • Paula Roe is a regular Borders Books bestseller and one of only five Australian authors who write for Harlequin Desire, a line published by Harlequin Enterprises, the biggest romance publisher in the world. Harlequin books go out to over 28 countries and are translated into 28 languages in 114 international markets on six continents. Before publication, Paula’s writing won and placed in various contests, including Wisconsin Romance Writers Fabulous Five Silver Quill, Magnolia State Dixie First Chapter, Romance Writers of Australia’s Emerald Award and the Valerie Parv Award.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course you will learn:

  • what character goals, motivations and conflicts are and why they’re important
  • how to define GMC for their characters
  • why the past is the key to a strong story
  • various methods of defining what makes their characters tick
  • how to further develop their story past chapter one

Course Outcome

By the end of the course you will learn:

  • have a greater understanding of various writing techniques
  • be able to apply practical knowledge to develop their characters and story

What to bring

Please bring a:

  • Pen and notepad

Other Information:

  • No textbook required
  • Comprehensive course notes provided

Prerequisite

The ability to read and write in English at an intermediate level or higher.

Important Information

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Delivery Mode

Online learning for this course is at scheduled class times and sessions. It could include:

  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your tutor and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Group exercises, group discussion, reading dialogue, written exercises, and games to practice new learned skills in an enjoyable way.

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a smartphone, tablet, computer or laptop in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!