Nice to Meet You: An Introduction to Creating Strong Characters in Short Fiction

While an interesting plot or circumstances can propel a reader to keep reading, what often makes a reader fall in love and return to a story or novel several times is a strong character. During these eight weeks, we'll take several different approaches to creating someone unforgettable: be they the story's protagonist, antagonist, or supporting character. We'll read and discuss a few short stories through the lens of character. Writing-wise, we'll do in-class generative writing exercises, you'll do 3-5 short writing exercises 750 words or less outside of class, as well as expand one of those exercises into a longer story 1,000 words or more that we'll discuss in a workshop setting. At the last session, you'll do a short in-class reading of your work. 

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Section At-A-Glance

Date(s): 4/2/2019 - 5/21/2019
Registration Deadline: 4/3/2019 12:00:00 AM
Fee: $130.00
Estimated Effort: 2.00 Hours/Week
Course Type: In-Person

Meeting Times and Locations

Primary Location - Monroe County Public Library, Room 1C

303 W Kirkwood Ave

Bloomington, IN 47404

Locations may change per Meeting


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