$210 – $240

Ship This: Writing Binge-Worthy Characters (ONLINE)

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INSTRUCTOR: HEATHER DEMETRIOS
TIME: Starts Monday, October 14th and ends Friday, November 22nd. Specific workshop times to be determined solely by participants’ specific schedules and availability.
PRICE: Early-Bird until Wednesday, October 9th: $210 members, $240 non-members. After Wednesday, October 9th: $240 members, $270 non-members. Become a member here. Scholarships available here.
LOCATION: ONLINE ONLY
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: Limited to 12 Writers

You know the type: characters we can’t get enough of. We stay up until the wee hours with them. We miss our subway stops for them. We daydream about them on our commutes and write fanfic about them in our heads while riding elevators, shopping for groceries, and working out. (Scratch that last one—we don't need to exercise because these characters raise our heart rate just fine, thankyouverymuch).

In this course, we'll be looking at the elements of the binge-worthy character: what makes them so delicious? Why do we ship them so hard? And most importantly, how can we make our own characters just as addictive? We'll go over the basics of constructing your own binge-able characters and how to put them all together to create stories worthy of all-night read-a-thons: protagonists, love interests, villains, secondary characters (aka sidekicks and hype crews). As a bonus, we’ll also look at how to create a love story that will keep your readers burning the midnight oil. This six-week class has you covered.

All writing levels and genres are welcome. We'll be breaking down Stephanie Perkins' Anna and The French Kiss and selections from other binge-worthy books—as well as working on our own stories—to get to the heart of your soon-to-be unforgettable characters.

Note about Writespace’s online workshops: Participants should plan to commit three hours per week to reading, posting, and responding to assignments in the online classroom and one to two hours per week to writing outside the classroom. Online workshops offer built-in flexibility and are ideal for writers with busy schedules, as the times participants visit the classroom are determined solely by their own availability, whether they are available at 3 PM or at 3 AM or at any other times on any other days of the week. Participants will be invited to enter the online classroom and will receive instructions the day the workshop begins.



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