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Writing Character & Plot with Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford
Welcome to Character & Plot
Meet Your Teacher: Hannah Kent (0:21)
Meet Your Teacher: Rebecca Starford (0:54)
Why Are Characters So Important?
Consider Some Of Your Favourite Characters - and Why
From Your Teachers: Characters That Have Left An Impression
Building A Character From Scratch
Writing Exercise: Building A Character From Scratch
Writing Exercise: Creating A Backstory
From Your Teachers: The Balance Of What To Keep In and Out
Writing Exercise: Building Character From Scratch (Again)
Understanding Motive And Conflict
Why Do We Need Plot?
The Siamese Twins of Plot and Character
Giving Characters Depth
From the Teachers: What Makes A Character Convincing?
Writing Exercise: What Makes A Character Convincing?
Conscious And Unconscious Motivation
Writing Exercise: What Does Your Character Want?
How To Manufacture Conflict In The Plot
From Your Teachers: Creating And Shaping Conflict
Writing Exercise: The Young Woman With Her Partner
Components Of Plot & How To Show, Not Tell
What Must A Plot Have?
From Your Teachers: Thinking About The Shape Of Plot
Writing Exercise: Brainstorming Via Freytag
Communicating Information To Readers About Character
From The Teachers: How They Approach Show, Don't Tell
Revelation Through Dialogue
Writing Exercise: Two Characters In A Cafe
Your Teachers: Final Thoughts (1:14)
Useful Resources For Your Reference
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