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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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