The Psychology of Writing Characters w/writer Dr Kira-Anne Pelican

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Developing compelling and believable fictional characters may be one of the hardest challenges for writers. Why are some characters more engaging and memorable than others? Tonight we will gain unique insights into characterisation through the application of psychology.

In this talk, Kira-Anne Pelican PhD reveals some of the most useful findings and tools from psychology that can help writers build dimensional characters from the ground up. Providing insights from her forthcoming book on the subject, Kira-Anne will discuss how the five dimensions of personality guide characters’ behaviour and dialogue, and even the way that they transform.

Kira-Anne Pelican PhD is the author of The Science of Writing Characters: Using Psychology to Create Compelling Fictional Characters (forthcoming from Bloomsbury, 2020). She also writes screenplays, consults and teaches. She has a 25 year background working in the film and television industries in the UK, US and China, working for directors including Stanley Kubrick and the Coen brothers.

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Location: The Globe is at 83 Moorgate, EC2M 6SA. It's spitting distance from Moorgate tube and a 7min walk from Bank (which is probable the most reliable tube line on a Sat). Venue tel. number is[masked]. We're in a private room upstairs.

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