Write Vivid Character Descriptions
Bring characters to life with focused, sensory descriptions that address both their internal and external personalities. Learn how to blend character description with plot for stories that always move forward.
Once we have designed our characters, we get to bring them to life in our writing. Finding the right way to relate this person we have created to our reader is its own unique challenge. You want to write in a way that gives the reader relevant information that helps her connect with the character and pushes the plot forward.
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Students have course access for 365 days. All worksheets and notes are downloadable.
This workshop includes class notes so you can follow along with the video lectures and worksheets to help you plan and write your character descriptions.
What People Are Saying
“Excellent class. One of the best I’ve seen in some time. I learn well from examples. Barbara gives very good explanations and then drives the concepts deep with terrific examples. I have already selected numerous others by this very knowledgeable mentor and look forward to the next.”
“Great course especially if you have an interest in writing narratives but, like me, can tend to get bogged down in long-winded descriptions. Amazing actionable information.”
“Love Barbara’s enthusiasm in all her courses. It’s clear she is very passionate about teaching and writing”
“Amazing course to understand telling about our characters. Thank you so much”
“I love Barbara’s classes. I’ve learned so much from her already and look forward to learning more”
“Great class! Loved the tips given, they’re worth gold!”
“You are a wonderful teacher, Barbara!!! I’m your number one fan!!!!!!!”
“Great course and presentation.”
“So helpful. Loved this one!”
“It’s interesting to learn about what goes into writing a novel.”
Barbara Vance, PhD
I am a writer and instructor who has been blessed to help thousands of writers bring their stories to life.
My degrees include a B.A. in literature, an MA in Literature and Creative Writing, and a PhD in storytelling and media. Prior to launching my own company, I taught writing and storytelling at a tier-one university.
Over the past sixteen years I have developed a widely acclaimed collection of courses designed to help writers develop their stories, stay on track, and finish what they start . . . even while juggling busy careers and a family.
I am also the author of a multi-award-winning poetry collection, and my poems are licensed for use in anthologies and curricula around the world.