Crafting Compelling Characters – Online Writing Course


A weekly 6-session course to be delivered online via Zoom
Wednesdays 6.30pm-8pm

29th July– 2nd September
Cost: $60 for the whole program


About the Course:

What comes first: character or story?
In this course, early and emerging writers will discover that if you create a character you will create a story.

Through discussion, activities and inspiring writing exercises, we will learn tools and techniques for building complex, vivid characters; deepening characterisation; uncovering all-important character motivations; choosing the best point of view; and writing convincing dialogue.

We will breathe life into our characters and also let them surprise us.


You will learn:

  • How creating a character can create a story
  • Tools for building characters
  • Techniques for uncovering character motivations
  • Which point of view to choose for your character
  • How to write convincing dialogue


Course Format:

Weekly 1.5 hour classes, over six weeks to be delivered via Zoom


What you will need:

Laptop or desktop computer (with microphone and camera) will work best for this course plus Internet access and pen and paper. Tablet/phones are not ideal they could still be used if necessary


About the facilitator:

Tania Chandler is a writer, writing teacher and editor. Her novels Please Don’t Leave Me Here and Dead in The Water have been published in Australia and internationally, selected for reading programs and shortlisted for awards.

Facebook: TaniaChandlerWriter
Twitter: @Tania_Chandler
Instagram: taniachandlerwriter


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