Bringing People to Life on the Page [Nicholas O’Connell]
Introductory | Cleopatra. Captain Ahab. Holden Caulfield. Jay Gatsby. Fanny Price. Louie Zamperini. Strong characters drive a story, whether in fiction or nonfiction. How do writers conjure such vivid portraits from words alone? This class will reveal the secrets of creating compelling characters. Class will include brief lecture, discussion, and in-class writing of a character sketch.