409: Creating Authentic Characters for your Story

Characters form the basis of all good stories: they are what makes a story memorable. But they need to come across as lifelike.

This course will guide you through how to create believable characters readers will fall in love with by identifying the function of each one in your story, differentiating them from each other, putting them in conflict with each other, drawing on archetypes to flesh them out, and using archetypal journeys to develop a character arc for your protagonist so they come across as authentic.

Course Code: 409

Time: 9.30am – 4:45pm

Dates: Tuesday 4th – Friday 7th Jan

Cost: $370

Suitable For: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced

Ages: 16+

Renata Wright

Andrew Levett

A.R. Levett B.A., B.Cmm.(Hons) is an award-winning, emerging WA author. He has had multiple poems and short stories published in a variety of local and international publications, such as Creatrix and The Writing Magazine.

His Story Mentoring services help writers hone their skills and turn their ideas into engaging stories. He has taught at Edith Cowan University and the Albany Summer School, served on the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre board of management, and runs regular creative writing classes at the Fellowship of Writers WA. He is writing a speculative-fiction series.