Building the Perfect Beast: Creating Strong, Effective Characters in Fiction [BJ Neblett]
All Levels. We will discuss the troubles, problems, and pitfalls of creating characters in fiction. Students will learn how to craft effective protagonists, antagonists, and secondary and minor characters. Other topics will include character-driven stories, plot-driven stories, making likable bad guys, the anti-hero, and alien creature characters in sci-fi and fantasy. Each student will fashion their own set of characters, incorporating them into a finished story.