WEEK 6: DEVELOPING AND PORTRAYING CHARACTERS

  1. A page with the word 'Developing' written down.

    Revealing characters

    There are different approaches to both developing and portraying your characters. By trying these various methods, you the writer can discover more about them.

    1. NEXT STEPS IN CHARACTERISATIONS
    VIDEO (00:55)
    TALKING ABOUT CHARACTERS
    BUILDING A NEW CHARACTER

    Learning as much as you can about your characters is important, even if all that you learn doesn’t make it into the eventual story.

    REVEALING CHARACTERS
    GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CHARACTERS
    1. A page with the word 'Portrayal' written down.

      Portraying characters

      Analysing and discussing Scott Fitzgerald’s’ portrayal of character, you will come to further develop a character of your own. You’ll also experiment with different ways of portraying character to work out what works best for you.

    2. ‘THREE HOURS BETWEEN PLANES’
      CAN’T STOP TALKING ABOUT CHARACTERS
      RETURNING TO YOUR CHARACTER
      PORTRAYING YOUR CHARACTER
      SELF-PORTRAIT
    3. A page with the word 'Plan' written down.

      Writing a first draft

      Start to plan your short story, based on a central character. Remember the techniques and methods you have learned so far and put these into practice as you write.

      PLANNING YOUR STORY
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