Characters are the bread and butter of what we do as writers. Exciting plots and glitzy settings are great, but ultimately stories are about people. In this class, we will work on developing rich, multi-dimensional characters with complex backgrounds and personalities. We will discuss ways in which point of view and dialog help us build and advance our characters so that their arcs and the flow of our narratives coincide and reinforce each other. The class will include lecture, discussion, and writing exercises.