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Call Me Ishmael—Introducing a Character

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

Call Me Ishmael—Introducing a Character

Taught by Professor James Hynes | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Now that you now have a wealth of strategies for developing character, how do you get your character into your story? In this lecture, you’ll run through five different ways authors introduce characters. You’ll also see two methods for building a story: the exploratory method and the “iceberg theory” of character creation.

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a********m
May 2, 2017

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j********e
March 11, 2016
Simply excellent.

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m********m
August 22, 2015
James Hynes packs information about storytelling into this series - I'd sometimes watch a lecture twice to take in the points he was making. I appreciated that he included a good proportion of writing by women in his examples.

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