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About the Course

At the center of a good story are the characters in it. In this course aspiring writers will discover how to build and bring to life complex, vivid and unforgettable characters. We will study the choices a writer makes to bring all characters to life on the page, and we will perform written exercises in order to develop a variety of writing and pre-writing techniques, in order to create a variety of characters. We will learn how to use our own life experiences, and the people we know (and how not to!). We will develop inner (thoughts and feelings) and outer (appearance, habits, behavior) lives for our characters and see how that can lead us to richer and more interesting stories. We will breathe life into our characters and let them surprise us....

Top reviews

Aug 10, 2016

I loved this course! Extremely useful and hands on. The course instructor was really impressive, both informative and empathetic, both arty and to the point. Totally admired her style of instruction.

Sep 25, 2020

The course was very well-structured and challenging. The instructor is very experienced and good, thus used relevant materials for this course, be it the guests, or the assignments, or the examples.

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By Debashish S

Sep 10, 2020

It is an exceptionally awesome course. Loved it!

By Srinivas R

Jun 26, 2017

Helped me build and develop exciting characters.

By Hilal I

Nov 4, 2017

amy bloom, thank you, thank you, thank you 🙏

By Claudia M

Jun 28, 2018

I loved the course and the Professor Hosting

By Judy W W J

Nov 27, 2018

Great course that exceeded my expectations.

By Denise F

Aug 7, 2018

Learned a lot! Love Amy Bloom's teaching.

By Ajay C

Nov 16, 2017

Very interesting lectures and assignments.

By Cecilia F

Nov 6, 2017

Extremely interesting and valuable course!

By Alena R

Jun 6, 2021

It's been an amazing adventure! Than you!


Aug 9, 2020

Great course to develop your characters.

By Susan W

Nov 22, 2016

What a pleasure to learn from Amy Bloom!

By Angela K

Dec 26, 2020

I recommend all of this specialization!

By Arturo N R

Jul 24, 2016

Great inspirtation for practice writing

By Sahara Z F

Aug 3, 2020

A very good introduction to character.

By Marie-Hélène F

Feb 23, 2016

Amazing course! Thank you so much!!!!!

By Chris B

Jun 9, 2016

Excellent course. Great assignments.

By Jocelyn Q C

Apr 18, 2016

Excellent, well-prepared professors!

By Andrea

May 4, 2020

A great addition to writing skills.

By Ana C O G

Apr 22, 2018

Absolutely loved it. Thank you Amy!

By Dee M

Apr 11, 2016

Wonderful. Really helpful course.

By Divya J

Sep 10, 2020

Adore you. You were simply great!

By Ramón F

Nov 14, 2019

Excelente maravillosa experiencia

By Morgan

Jun 3, 2018

Really interesting practice tasks

By Vicky

Jan 16, 2017

Great course. Incredibly helpful.

By Amnah E

Sep 26, 2020

Amazing course, I learned a lot.