At the center of a good story are the charaters in it. Without three-dimensional characters, our stories (fiction and non-fiction) have no voice and cannot be told. In this course writers will discover how to build and bring to life complex, vivid and unforgettable characters. We will develop inner (thoughts and feelings) and outer (appearance, habits, behavior) lives for our characters and see how that can lead us to richer and more interesting stories. We will breathe life into our characters and let them surprise us. This course will be very interactive and inner active. Participants will have a chance to workshop their own writing or use activities provided by the instructor. One aspect of the class will focus on understanding and developing characters using the Enneagram.