Character: Who You Are in the Dark
Lecture no. 11 from the course: Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers
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.