Bringing People to Life on the Page [Nicholas O’Connell]
All Levels. Strong characters are the heart and soul of every great story, whether fiction or nonfiction. Think of Captain Ahab in Moby Dick, Holden Caufield in The Catcher in the Rye, and Louie Zamperini in Lauren Hillenbrand’s unforgettable Unbroken. How do these writers conjure such vivid portraits from words alone? This class will reveal the secrets for creating compelling character sketches. Class will include brief lecture, discussion, and in-class writing of a character sketch.