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Using Psychology to Write Better Character Transformations

20 October @ 18:30 - 20:30

About this event

Join writer, educator and story consultant, Kira-Anne Pelican in this 2-hour session, where you will learn how people typically transform in real life, and what we can draw from this to create more believable and compelling character transformations. As well as looking at the larger character arcs, we will also investigate how we all change according to the situation that we’re in, and how this can add fascinating depth to our characters.

By the end of the session, you will…

  • Learn how people typically transform in real life and how you can use this to create more believable and compelling character arcs.
  • Discover the kinds of events that generally precipitate character change.
  • Understand why some character transformations are more memorable than others.
  • Learn how we change our behaviour in different situations and how you can use this to create more complex characters

About Kira

Kira-Anne Pelican, PhD is a writer, educator and story consultant, specialising in helping writers develop more compelling novels, TV series and films through insights from evidence-based psychology. She is the author of The Science of Writing Characters (Bloomsbury, 2020).

Book your place

Tickets cost £22 for NWS Members and £25 for general admission. We have a 50% off discount code available to those in receipt of benefits (up to 4 spaces available). Please email admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk to find out more.

Book your place below, or to find out more about joining NWS, head to our membership page.

Access

This workshop will be delivered online via Zoom. A link with access instructions will be emailed to you shortly before the workshop is due to start. If you have any questions about using Zoom, please email us at admin@nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk

Details

Date:
20 October
Time:
18:30 - 20:30
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Venue

Nottingham Writers’ Studio
25 Hockley
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 1FH United Kingdom
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Website:
https://www.nottinghamwritersstudio.co.uk