Course description

Writing Fictional Characters Beginners: Creating Characters For Fiction

It is generally accepted that a novel can be split into various parts or elements, which helps to establish the different ways that we write prose in a work of fiction. These element are often referred to as the Plot, Setting, Narrative, Description, Backstory, Point of View (POV) and Writing Fictional Characters.

Even though it's the combination of all these elements, and more, that creates a great book, by far the most important ingredient is to create characters for novels.

Please Note: This course is also included complete in my course 'How To Write Novels' - careful not to purchase both!

Writing For Beginners: Create and Write Characters For Novels

It's often said that the reader will not believe in your character unless you do; this is very true. He or she is your creation and it's your job to give your characters life. They need to be realistic to make the reader care for them, and also what happens to them.

This course 'Writing Fictional Characters' will teach you the following:

  • Where to get inspiration for creating a character profile
  • What elements to include in your character profiles
  • Characters - writing different types of character in your book
  • How to write a book with two dimensional and three dimensional characters
  • The essential ingredients your characters need to be either liked or hated
  • Writing characters - identify conflicts and change in your hero that will drive your story forward
  • Understand the needs of the reader - what do they want from a novel?

BONUS: FREE pdf download - Create Characters for Movie Scripts - The Character Arc 

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Novel Writing - How To Create Characters

    • Watch this first!

    • Introduction - Novel Elements and The Characters Place

    • Creating Character Profiles

    • The Character Arc

    • Character Types

    • Characterisation

    • How To Describe Your Characters

    • Introducing Your Characters

  • 2


    • Resource 1

    • Resource 2 - Character arcs

Meet your instructor!

James Bruce
SEO Expert, Marketer, Author, and Teacher

The scope of Jim's divers courses reflect his interest and proficiency in many subject areas. Earning a living online for 10 years now, his interests span topics such as on page SEO, to creating blues guitar lessons, to writing novels and movie scripts, to Wordpress Tutorials.

Writing primarily in the science fiction genre, Jim Bruce, is fascinated with the possibilities that this type of fiction brings, but also in the actual craft of screenwriting.

Jim devoured his dad's collection of science fiction books at an early age, often reading collections of short fiction collected together under titles such as 'Fantastic Stories', or 'Look To The Stars' under his bed covers way into the night.

The possibilities, the 'what ifs' of sci-fi provide Jim with the enthusiasm to live life to the full - anything is possible, and there are more things in the great out-there than we can possibly write about. Curiosity is the spur that drives him on to create, not just fiction, but political comment, music and poetry. 

Born in the North of UK in 1950, where he attended schools in Creswell, Nottinghamshire and Shirebrook. He has had more jobs than he can remember, including working in the coal mines, teacher, electrician, mechanic, circus laborer, farm hand, channel tunnel engineer, industrial robot programmer, website builder and professional blues guitar player/teacher.

He has been resident in UK, USA, Germany, France and Portugal, where he currently lives and writes.

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"Novel Writing - How To Create Characters"