Creating Authentic Characters
8-Week Online Course
Bring your Characters to Life
Do you find it challenging to create memorable, life-like characters?
This course with award-winning author A. R. Levett guides you through how to create believable characters readers will fall in love with by identifying the story function of each one, differentiating them from each other, putting them in conflict with each other, drawing on archetypes to flesh them out, and using archetypal journeys to develop character arcs for them so they come across as authentic.
"A good workshop for developing characters with more depth,
complications, and complexities."
— Kathleen Dzubiel
Class 1: 8 May 2022
Receive an introduction to the course and determine each character's story function.
Class 2: 15 May 2022
Create a web of characters and individualise them from each other.
Class 3: 22 May 2022
Work out how to develop a balance of power between the characters and determine how each opponent opposes the protagonist.
Class 4: 29 May 2022
Learn about archetypes, archetypal journeys, and discover which archetypes are the most and least dominant in your characters.
Class 5: 5 Jun 2022
Chart your protagonist's ego archetypal development.
Class 6: 12 Jun 2022
Determine your protagonist's soul archetypal journey.
Class 7: 19 Jun 2022
Create your protagonist's self archetypal journey.
Class 8: 26 Jun 2022
Learn about character change and how to chart your character's growth across your story.
"It deepened my understanding of character arc."
— Odile Pouliquen-Young
"It has really helped me define/redefine what pushes the protagonist."
— Anne Forbes