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Replay: Writing Unforgettable Characters with Becky Blake
Missed our spring session on character development? Purchase a Replay and get unlimited streams of this class, plus a handy tip-sheet to guide you through your next assignment.
You know your plot and setting, but do you know how to make your characters unique? Author and essayist Becky Blake provides famous examples to illustrate how you can turn a two-dimensional character into a believable multifaceted human. She’ll offer practical tips to make perfectly flawed characters, turn yourself into a character, and make the most of those coveted “golden details” that make them real. You’ll even learn how to manage an ensemble cast in literature.
This is not a live seminar. Purchase includes: password to access recorded webinar and a tip-sheet from the author to guide you through future projects.
Date: Mar. 30/21
Instructor: Becky Blake
Length: 1hr 30 min.
Closed Captioning: Yes (A.I. generated, subject to error)
Attachment: Character development tip-sheet with access information for recorded tutorial
About the instructor: Winner of the CBC Literary Prize for fiction (2013) and nonfiction (2017), Becky Blake’s work has appeared in The New Quarterly, Taddle Creek, and Against Death: 35 Essays on Living. Her debut novel, Proof I Was Here (Wolsak & Wynn, 2019) was a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards finalist. Becky teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education.