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Character: Who You Are in the Dark

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers

Character: Who You Are in the Dark

Taught by Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Creating characters that feel true to life means going below the surface and revealing their inner dimensions. Using the FAT principle of fiction (Feelings, Actions, and Thoughts) and looking at three major errors in fiction writing, compare and contrast flat, stock characters with the deeper characters that stick with readers long after the story has ended.


September 1, 2019