The Art of Character: Writing Characters for a SERIES
Instructor: Kristen Lamb
Price: General Admission $65.00 USD Use Holiday20 for $20 off
Where: On your computer or compatible devices
When: Anytime you want
Series are HOT, HOT, HOT! Readers want to fall in love with our stories, our worlds, and our characters.
Which is where we’ll focus during this class.
CHARACTERS are critical when it comes to creating a series readers want to BINGE.
When readers fall hard for a main character or a cast of characters, they want to remain in that dreamscape as long as humanly possible because they CARE. They’ve become vested in what happens to their favorite character(s).
So let’s give them what they want!
The disconnected series is only as strong as the core character (e.g. Jack Ryan).
What makes readers crave the next book and the next and the NEXT? A strong core character who’s relatable and flawed, but simultaneously larger than life.
The connected series requires an entire cast that can help the story go the distance from inciting incident to the final book and BIG BOSS BATTLE (e.g. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games).
As we’ve already talked about, series are a fantastic way to build a loyal and evangelical fanbase. Also, statistically, authors who have more titles for sale have far greater odds of making more money.
Connect these book titles together into a series? Who can resist just one…more…ride?
Another advantage to series? The small screen television business is BOOMING. From HBO to Netflix, to Amazon to the Hallmark Channel and more, producers are on the hunt for series that WOW.
Why? Because when they option a series it makes their business way simpler. They already have stories that a) are a proven commodity b) are simpler to translate to the screen and that c) come with the bonus of a ready-made fanbase.
This is a THREE HOUR CLASS that will come with notes and a template to help you create your characters and keep them organized and evolving.
In this class we’ll cover a LOT of territory:
- How to create a hero/heroine for the disconnected series (e.g. Tess Gerritsen’s Rizzoli & Isles)
- Crafting the larger than life character readers can’t help but fall for (e.g. Detective Harry Bosch)
- Creating a dimensional CAST for your disconnected series
- Crafting supporting characters that drive your MC’s character arc
- How to create a hero/heroine for the connected series (e.g. Harry Potter)
- Balance the party
- Crafting a larger than life cast of characters that can build your series’ momentum
- And more!
Remember, a FREE recording comes with purchase of the class. If you can’t make the time or you just want to be able to enjoy the class and rewatch for study later on, it doesn’t matter. We got you covered!
About the Instructor:
Kristen Lamb is the author of the definitive guide to social media and branding for authors, Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. She’s also the author of #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer.
She’s also the author of the highly acclaimed mystery-thriller The Devil’s Dance. Kristen is currently a staff features writer for the high-end Strategy Magazine.
Kristen has written over twelve hundred blogs and her site was recognized by Writer’s Digest Magazine as one of the Top 101 Websites for Writers. Her branding methods are responsible for selling millions of books and used by authors of every level, from emerging writers to mega authors.