Character Creation: Build a Winning Cast

Create a captivating cast of characters

That will make your readers fall in love with your novels


Characters make or break the story. Writers who fail to breathe life into their characters are often gone by the wayside in a small cloud of 1-star reviews.

But that’s not going to happen to you.

This course will show you how to create authentic, realistic, and multi-dimensional characters that will easily carry the plot of your novel. Prepare to wow your readers.

In this course you’ll learn:

  • The most important attribute that every character needs
  • How to build a complex, multi-layered character that rings true
  • The different roles that characters can play in a story
  • How to construct your cast, from your hero and supporting characters to your villain and their minions

With 77 minutes of video containing 2 modules, 10 lessons, and plenty of exercises and bonus materials, we’ve got you and your new cast covered. Enroll now to start the party!

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Course Contents


Module 1: Psyche

  • Lesson 1 – Desire and need, and why they’re the #1 thing you must know about your character
  • Lesson 2 – Background story is what brings it all together
  • Lesson 3 – Psychological profiles help you dive deep into your character’s mind
  • Lesson 4 – Social identities help you understand how the world has shaped your character
  • Lesson 5 – Appearance is much more than a shopping-list of physical traits

Module 2: Roles

  • Lesson 1 – Heroes
  • Lesson 2 – Villains
  • Lesson 3 – Supporting characters
  • Lesson 4 – Minor characters
  • Lesson 5 – Genre-specific issues

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1 review for Character Creation: Build a Winning Cast

  1. Shanice Grimes (verified owner)

    I love the double approach this course offers. On one hand, the human behind the character. On the other hand, the role it has to play in the novel. It really helped me come up with a villain that I think my readers will love to hate!

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