Online Class: The Progression of Character Arcs

June 27, 2019—7:00 to 9:00pm Central

Mary Robinette will be teaching an online class about The Progression of Character Arcs on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 7-9pm Central. Get tickets here.

You know that you’re supposed to have a character arc, but what does that mean exactly? Sure, there are graphs out there but what are some practical tools you can use to execute that rising action?

In this two-hour deep dive on character arcs, we’ll take a look at how you can have your character change in a believable way. Students will receive a recorded copy of the lecture, homework, and have an in-class opportunity to ask questions specific to their WIP.

Class will be taught via Zoom

Classwork will be uploaded to a shared Google Drive folder visible only to you and your classmates. The class will be divided between lecture and exercise. The class is capped at 40 students.

Class requirements: You need an interest in writing fiction, but you do not need to have written or published anything yet. You also must be able to use Zoom on a computer. (Note: You don’t need a web camera, although they’re useful, but you do need a working microphone, the internet and some speakers so you can hear us.)

WoC Grant: For this class, I have three chairs reserved for women of color. To apply, simply fill out this web form.