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Cracking Characterisation
  • Bibendum
    1 Grange Road
    BN21 4EU
Want to write characters which leap off the page? Want to know how to pitch your characters to agents and publishers? Learn how to create and develop outstanding characters with children's author Amy Sparkes.

This fun and interactive workshop includes:

  • Creating memorable characters
  • Drive, motivation and behaviour
  • What is an archetype and why does it matter?
  • Creating brilliant and relatable villains
  • How to pitch your character
  • Character arcs and emotional journeys
  • Body language and voice
  • Creating a 'character-up' story

There will also be chance to share your character for feedback.

What people say:

"A fantastic workshop to make your characters jump off the page." Tracy, Cornwall

"A workshop packed full of really useful, practical tips and ideas for improving your writing and characterisation." Claire, Devon

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Lunch is not provided, but food is available from the cafe downstairs or from numerous venues nearby.


Places are limited to allow participants to get the most from the day. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Regrettably, the venue is not accessible for wheelchairs. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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