Character Development

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Character Development


Character Development

Have you got an idea for a character, but they still feel a little two dimensional?

Do you want to add credibility to your short stories, your poetry or to a novel?

Do you want to create characters with depth quickly?

Ernest Hemingway hit the note when he said,

When writing a novel a writer should create living people.”

An afternoon workshop of Character Development techniques and exercises will give you a toolbox to develop characters for all types of writing and storytelling.

Small groups with interactive exercises - this is a live group, led by Myszka on ZOOM; it is not a pre-recorded session.

We will explore characterisation through a variety of short and longer writing exercises.

A fun and informal atmosphere with lots of productive writing taking place. Sharing of process welcomed. Sharing of writing content only if agreed by the group - varies from piece to piece without any pressure.


  • Delivered Online

  • All levels

About Foxes' Retreat Limited

Foxes' Retreat Limited
Foxes' Retreat Limited

Writer, teacher, therapist…

I am currently editing my historical novel, and have a contemporary novel in process too!

Adam and I both welcome visitors to our home, at Foxes’ Retreat, to enjoy this tranquil space with us, and with our friendly menagerie.

Whether you choose to visit for a peaceful self-catering stay in The Hayloft, a Writing or Yoga Retreat, or an activity break in the Peak District National Park, the welcome you receive will be warm and friendly. We are now offering quilting teaching by Cait Lisle too! Please see below for her details.

I continue to hold a lifelong fascination with the way we all use language - whether it is to write for our own enjoyment, for work, or to share ideas with others on paper, or verbally to tell our stories. Using my nineteen years of teaching writing in a variety of settings, alongside my Psychology training, my intention is to create a holistic approach to nurturing writers at all stages of their journey.

I practice yoga alongside my lifelong passion of riding horses, as I like to keep fit both physically and emotionally. It is a pleasure to share our home with others, and to see them relax and find a space in which to connect with themselves away from their usual busy daily routine.

I look forward to meeting you, and to being along side you on your journey.


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