People and Other Writerly Pursuits
September 1-30; Fee: $60
Instructor: Sarah Hamer
So you have a character you're just dying to kill.
Maybe he is a real villain and deserves to die. Or, instead, she is a sweet
child and everybody cries when she slips away in the middle of the night.
Regardless, there's a right place, time and reason to get rid of that character
and it HAS to move the story forward.
This is a writing Master Class, with the dual benefits
of digging deeply into the psychological reasons for killing a character, and
of building a believable story structure around a death.
What you’ll learn:
Find the perfect time to kill a character.
Even in non-fiction, timing is everything.
Create a believable way for a character to
How accurate does a death have to be?
How to create a believable reaction from
other characters and, ultimately, from the reader
How to make sure the death is a strong
part of the story structure
Determine if killing that character is the
"right thing" to do
Who should take this course:
Creating a timeline and grid to correctly place the death into
Pumping up the tension for characters and readers
Every lesson comes with reference material and homework
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