What This Course Delivers

  • Insightful Videos

    Each point about how to build a character is backed up by fantastic graphics.

  • Character PDFs

    Learn from the greatest writers how to create memorable, fascinating characters.

  • Writing Challenges

    Put your knowledge into action with fun writing challenges at the end of each video.

Learn how to write Likable and Unlikable Characters

You shouldn't be writing saints or villains, but human beings with a mix of good and evil. Learn how in this video.
Learn how to write Likable and Unlikable Characters

Hone Your Character Descriptions

A bad character description of eyes and hair color will sabotage your characterization. Learn 7 excellent techniques to describe your characters.
Hone Your Character Descriptions

Polish Your Dialogue

What your character says reveals who they are. Learn how to use sharp dialogue to reveal character.
Polish Your Dialogue

Course curriculum

  • 01
    The Triangle Method of Character Creation
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    • 3 Questions that Build Character Desire
    • PDF of 3 Questions that Build Character Desire
    • The Triangle Method of Character Creation
    • PDF of the Triangle Method
  • 02
    Character Firsts
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    • First Descriptions: 7 Techniques to Describe Characters
    • PDF of First Descriptions
    • First Lines of Dialogue
    • PDF of First Lines of Dialogue
    • Dynamic First Actions
    • PDF of Dynamic First Actions
  • 03
    Fantastic Names and Where to Find Them
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    • Fantastic Names and Where to Find Them
    • PDF of Fantastic Names
  • 04
    The Likability Factor
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    • The Likability Factor
    • PDF of The Likability Factor
  • 05
    Revealing Characters through Dialogue
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    • Revealing Characters through Dialogue
    • PDF of Revealing Characters through Dialogue
  • 06
    The Art of Minor Characters
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    • The Art of Minor Characters
    • PDF Minor Characters (Part I)
    • The Art of Minor Characters (Part II)
    • PDF Minor Characters (Part II)
  • 07
    5 Tips for Creating Complex Characters
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    • 5 Tips for Creating Complex Characters
    • PDF of Complex Characters
    • 5 Tips for Complex Characters (Part II)
    • PDF of Creating Complex Characters Part II
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Testimonials

  • Amy Johnson

    "So helpful to have all these ideas about how to create characters. You've revived my imagination and I have about 10 new ideas for characters now!"

  • Sophia Vera

    "Although I was skeptical going into the course, I came out a believer. John Fox explains advanced concepts patiently and wittily."

  • James H. Errington

    "What I appreciated was that this course was for both newer writers and contained advanced material as well. This is definitely the best writing course I've taken."

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Your Takeaways

  • By the time you finish this course, you'll have created a vibrant human being that seems alive on the page.

  • You'll know how to use the Triangle Method to create an infinite amount of characters.

  • You'll have a quiverful of practical tips to help you avoid making thin and implausible characters.

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  • John Matthew Fox

    I’ve spent the last ten years working as an editor and my book “I Will Shout Your Name” was published by Press 53. I've been published in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and won fiction contests at Third Coast and Shenandoah. In a former life I was a college professor — I earned an MFA from the University of Southern California and an MA from New York University, but now I focus on Bookfox full time.

    John Matthew Fox

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