How To Create A Character: An Online Workshop

Creating Memorable Characters

How To Create A Character An Online Workshop


“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature.” — Ernest Hemingway

What makes stories memorable? No matter the genre, great stories are filled with exciting characters – characters with flaws and redeeming qualities, struggles and limitations. Characters that fail more than they succeed and grow along with the story.

In this two-hour weekend workshop, Bound editor and mentor Aishwarya Javalgekar will show you how to write compelling and relatable characters. You will create a character from scratch and sketch out everything about them – their motivations, likes and dislikes, fears and desires, strongest relationships, childhood memories, and much more.

This workshop will cover topics like:

  • Creating multi-dimensional characters
  • Making them likeable or relatable
  • Giving them a comprehensive backstory that may or may not feature in the final book or piece
  • Using character motivation to drive the plot forward
  • Giving your characters a unique voice and dialogues

Who is this class for: Writers of all genres 

Whether you are in the process of writing a manuscript or simply want to learn some character development techniques, this workshop will help you in your writing journey.

Class Details:

Date: Sunday, 15th November 2020

Timing: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Age Limit: 16 & Above


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Aishwarya Javalgekar is a writer, poet and researcher. She has a Masters in English (Public Texts) and a Certificate in Book Publishing. She loves reading genre-bending fiction and poetry. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of ang(st). Sometimes she finds time to colour her hair and update her closet.

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