Reviews

5 star rating

Bite-sized snack, now I'm craving more!

Jojo Graves

I adore how short and simple this course was. Many courses are –at times– too long and confusing, but these are just perfect. I never feel overwhelmed and I ...

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I adore how short and simple this course was. Many courses are –at times– too long and confusing, but these are just perfect. I never feel overwhelmed and I leave excited to learn more! Thank you for making these!!!

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5 star rating

Informative

Teresa Smeigh

I found this course informative and well laid out and the audio sections were a great addition to help understanding the page's intent.

I found this course informative and well laid out and the audio sections were a great addition to help understanding the page's intent.

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5 star rating

Quick and helpful

Estes Ward

Michelle's course really clarified what was missing in my character's arc and gave me great ways to think about other characters in the future.

Michelle's course really clarified what was missing in my character's arc and gave me great ways to think about other characters in the future.

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5 star rating

Thank you :)

Ayuki Holmes

I don't have anything else to say but the way that you say things makes it all the much easier to understand character and how character makes things authent...

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I don't have anything else to say but the way that you say things makes it all the much easier to understand character and how character makes things authentic and realistic at the same time! :) Thank you!

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5 star rating

Create Dynamic Characters Workshop

Kasey Holcomb

I found this workshop helpful. It wasn't a boring lecture on the points characters needs to have but actual examples and other questions to flesh out the ch...

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I found this workshop helpful. It wasn't a boring lecture on the points characters needs to have but actual examples and other questions to flesh out the character.

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5 star rating

Beautifully accessible

Kanashii Ookami

Love it. And the fact that it's accessible for those with hearing or sight impairment. It shows how much you thought of all of us.❤

Love it. And the fact that it's accessible for those with hearing or sight impairment. It shows how much you thought of all of us.❤

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Instructor

Michelle Schusterman

Michelle Schusterman is the author of over a dozen critically acclaimed novels published by Penguin Random House, Scholastic, and Little, Brown. Her books have received accolades including multiple Junior Library Guild selections, ALA Rainbow List and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers List, and starred reviews from Kirkus, Publisher's Weekly, and Booklist. Michelle has been a teacher ever since receiving her bachelor's in music education in 2003. As a creative writing instructor, she has led over 500 writing workshops and taught over 1,000 writers of all ages.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • A message from Michelle

    • Course Workbook (PDF)

    • Course Workbook (Audio, Module 1)

    • Course Workbook (Audio, Module 2)

    • Course Workbook (Audio, Bonus Module)

  • 2

    MODULE 1: Finding Flaws

    • Lesson 1

    • Lesson 2

    • Lesson 3

    • Test your learning

  • 3

    MODULE 2: Finding an Arc

    • Lesson 4

    • Lesson 5

  • 4

    BONUS MODULE: Finding a Plot

    • Lesson 6

  • 5

    Next Steps...

    • More Resources for You!

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