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Choosing Character Strengths: Likable, but Not Perfect

How to write three-dimensional characters whose strengths make them endearing and also real.

Choosing Character Strengths: Likable, but Not Perfect

How to write three-dimensional characters whose strengths make them endearing and also real.
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This module demonstrates how to flesh a character out by giving her a variety of strengths and virtues from different categories. This ensures depth and gives you more to work with as an author.
How do you choose strengths that play well off of your character's flaws? How do you leverage your character's strengths to push the plot forward?

Welcome to this course on defining your character’s strengths!

Choosing a character’s strengths seems easy - it’s what makes them likable and relatable. But the truth is, when we don’t strategically pick traits, the characters never really connect or to the plot, which makes for lifeless characters and a boring story.

This class is all about helping you identify and brainstorm the best traits for your character. I will help you:

  1. Choose strategic character strengths that advance the plot
  2. Identify common character virtues and the strengths associated with them
  3. Discuss how traits relate to flaws

Accompanying the video lessons is a great worksheet that lists many character strengths. The worksheet also provides action-oriented questions that will help you determine how the traits you choose can be women into the story.

Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this class.

This module demonstrates how to flesh a character out by giving her a variety of strengths and virtues from different categories. This ensures depth and gives you more to work with as an author.
How do you choose strengths that play well off of your character's flaws? How do you leverage your character's strengths to push the plot forward?

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Barbara Vance

Author, Illustrator
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Barbara Vance is an author, illustrator and educator. She has a PhD in Narrative and Media, has taught storytelling and media production at several universities, and has spoken internationally on the power of storytelling and poetry. Barbara’s YouTube channel focuses on illustration and creative writing.

Her poetry collection, Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain, which she wrote and illustrated, is a Moonbeam Children’s Book winner, an Indie Book Award winner, and was twice a finalist for the Bluebonnet Award. Its poems are frequently used in school curricula around the world.

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