Psychology for Writers with Kira-Anne Pelican

Investigate what can be learned from psychology to create more complex, believable and memorable characters in this 5-session online evening course.

Wed, 12 Jan 2022
7:00PM - 8:00PM
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Bring along ideas for a character you have in development, and be prepared to put them through their paces as you learn to flesh out their personality, develop more engaging relationships, discover their voice, create a more truthful character arc and engage your reader.

Drawing on easy-to-use approaches from evidence-based psychology, these sessions will be illustrated by plenty of examples of characters in action in well-known novels, films or TV series. Sessions will combine teaching and short exercises, so work best for fiction, screen and stage writers - at any point in their career - with an idea already in development.

This course will run from 12th January to 9th February 2022, Wednesday evenings from 7 until 8pm on Zoom. Tickets are £100 with a concessionary price of £90. Book your place by visiting the Writing East Midlands website and clicking on the link to the Writing School. Writers will receive a confirmation email with more details to follow.

The lead writer for this course is Kira-Anne Pelican, a professional writer, educator and story consultant, specialising in helping writers develop more compelling novels, TV series and films through insights from evidence-based psychology. She is the author of The Science of Writing Characters (Bloomsbury, 2020).

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