Wednesday, JUNE 15TH at 10:00 AM PDT
During the first ever (Virtually) Everything Story ONLINE conference, Michael will be presenting:
Crafting Transformative Characters:
Taking Your Characters From Identity to Essence
At the center of every great story is a unique and empathetic protagonist. But essential to this character are the primary characters that surround her. Not only will they support or block the pursuit of her love interest and have emotionally involving goals and conflicts of their own, they are essential to her transformation from living in fear to living courageously.
Principles covered will include:
- The 8 essential character types
- Creating 3-dimensional heroes
- Making the love interest your heroine’s destiny
- Opponents: nemesis, villain, rival or false hero?
- Sidekicks: reflections, protectors and mentors
- Inner conflict: wound, belief, fear, identity and essence
- Revealing your heroine’s arc through other characters
- Revealing character through action, description and dialogue