The Art of Character Development
Character development is at the heart of a fictional story. What makes a character memorable? How do we create characters ahead of their times? How does character development enable forward propulsion of plot and narrative? In this eight-week generative class, we will study the work of masters (e.g.: Dickens, Rushdie, Ishiguro, and more) and analyze several remarkable fictional characters. Students can expect to finish 10–12 pages of writing and take home a deeper understanding of their fictional characters.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
- Work outside of class: Optional writing or reading outside of class.
- This class includes:
- Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
- Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
- Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
- December 4: Scholarship Donation Day
- December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
- December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Radhika Sharma is the author of Parikrama: A Collection of Short Stories and Mangoes for Monkeys: A Novel. Radhika received her MFA from the San Francisco State University. Her byline has appeared in several newspapers and magazines including The San Francisco Chronicle, The San Jose Mercury News, India Currents, Tri City Voice, and others. She is currently at work on a novel and a collection of essays.
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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.
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Classes may be cancelled if less than 5 students are enrolled within 10 days before the class start date. If for any reason Hugo House needs to cancel a class, students can choose between a full credit or full refund.
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