Craft Your Characters

Do the characters in your novels seem FLAT? Or are they all too similar? Do you STRUGGLE with their dialogue?

If so, you're likely just tapping the surfaces of their personalities. To create MULTI-DIMENSIONAL characters who will keep your readers turning the pages, you have to get to know them inside and out. In CRAFT YOUR CHARACTERS you will learn how to create characters who leap off the pages and into the hearts and minds of your readers.

Here is what you will learn--

• How to create DISTINCT, believable characters who are rich in DEPTH and DETAIL, including inner (personality) and outer (appearance) traits.

• Why your main character must have personality FLAWS—even if she or he is essentially a good person—and how to develop them so that readers will be able to empathize with and relate to your character.

• How to develop a relevant BACKSTORY AND WORLDVIEW for your characters and how to reveal them over time in your novel to avoid slowing down momentum in the story.

• How to discover your THEME as you write and allow it to unfold without getting heavy-handed (a big no-no).

• How to create a CHARACTER ARC so that your main character evolves over the course of your novel and feels more authentic.

Here is what you get--

• Four online video lessons covering:

  1. Inner and Outer Dimensions
  2. Character Flaws
  3. Backstory and Worldview and
  4. Theme and Character Arc

• Worksheets, handouts, resources and assignments

• Immediate and permanent access to the course and all materials so you can review the lessons as often as you like for as long as you like.

• $147.00 credit toward future purchase of CRAFT YOUR NOVEL, an online course that will cover plotting, outlining, settings and more! To be released in the fall of 2017.


Your Instructor


Connie Briscoe is the author of seven novels and one novella.Her first novel, Sisters and Lovers, sold wildly all across the globe including in England, France and Japan. It appeared on many bestseller lists such as the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Globe, USA Today and Essence magazine. To date, more than 100,000 hardcover and 500,000 paperback copies have sold.

Her other novels have hit many bestseller lists as well, including the New York Times.

Early in 2017 she began to teach the craft of fiction writing online, and since then dozens of students have passed through the gates, She hopes to see many more in the months and years ahead. "I've been fortunate. I want to help as many aspiring authors as I can to reach their writing goals and dreams."

Connie Briscoe loves to travel, spend time with her family and friends and craft jewelry.

Learn more about Connie Briscoe and her work on her website.

Join her Facebook group for authors and aspiring authors Chapters and Chocolate.


What her students have to say--

"This course allowed me to take the idea that existed in my head and bring it to life! I enjoyed building the main character, what she looked like, what she ate, what her childhood was like. I'm so appreciative of being able to get to know her intimately and tell her story."
— Michelle B.

"The instructional video was so easy to understand. She outlined the content clearly and logically. So, although the assignments no doubt stretched me in brand new ways, I genuinely looked forward to jumping into them."
—K. Dancy

"I have taken workshops over the years, but when Connie Briscoe instructed me on character development, it was illuminating! Inspiring!"
— Erin K.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a self-paced, self-study online course. You decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Can I get a refund if I'm not satisfied?

We are confident that if you apply yourself and do the work in the course that you will be satisfied. However, if for some reason you are not, we offer a 14-day refund. In the event that you decide your purchase was not the right decision, by 11:59 PM EST on the 14th day after purchase, contact us at [email protected] and let us know you would like a refund. We will NOT provide refunds more than 14 days following the date of purchase.

Did I read that right? The full price will be credited toward Craft Your Novel if I decide to buy it?

Yes, you're reading that right! If you decide to purchase Craft Your Novel after it comes out later this year you will get a discount of $147.00--the full price you paid for Craft Your Characters--toward the later purchase.

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