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Growing Characters from the Inside Out

An In-depth Course in Character Creation

Whether you are writing a sensitive love story or an action-packed zombie novel, one fact is certain. Your story is primarily about people. Certainly, it is about people doing things. The things they do create the plot.

Without believable and memorable characters, your story will fail. This course delves deep into the nature of characterization. Topics covered include:

  • Basic psychology for fiction writers
  • Character motivation
  • Finding characters inside yourself
  • Characters are grown not created
  • Character timelines
  • Creating heroes and villains
  • Multi-cultural characters

....And more

This course digs below the surface issues of appearance and dialog to look at what makes your characters tick. By the end of this process of character creation, You will know your characters so well that, when faced with a situation, they will tell you what they intend to do.


Your Instructor


Terri L. Main
Terri L. Main

Terri Main has written and published most types of literature including novels, poetry, short stories, nonfiction books, magazine articles, stage plays, video scripts, and radio drama. She has published more than 60 books. She has also taught writing and communication studies for more than 30 years. She can do, but she also can teach.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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