Writing 3D Characters: Fiction Class
Dates: 2 Tuesdays, March 21 - 28 *In Person at LML CLOSED
Time: 6 - 8 pm PST
Instructor: Hannah Michell
Vivid and complex characters are the lifeblood of great stories. In this 2-week class, we will learn how to animate characters with details that give them dimensionality and depth! After the first week, you will have strategies for writing compelling protagonists that are both recognizable and surprising to the reader. By the second week, you will be able to create complex antagonists that readers both root against and feel sympathy for.
Through curated readings by writers such as Arundhati Roy and Michael Ondaatje, and exercises designed to hone our observational skills and help us draw on the rich material of our own lives, students will create and workshop drafts in progress, offer feedback and gain critical support.
Hannah Michell is a writer and lecturer based in Berkeley and is the author of The Defections (2014) and the forthcoming novel, Excavations (July 2023). Her short stories and essays have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mslexia, and the Asian Review of Books.
Hannah has taught at Stanford University and currently teaches at UC Berkeley in the Asian American Studies program.