Creating Unforgettable Characters

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How to Make them Walk, Talk and Seduce Readers

Course Details

Have you heard of Buffy Summers? How about Scarlett O’Hara? Or maybe you remember Jessica and Elizabeth, the Sweet Valley twins? Perhaps Rhett Butler sticks in your mind or even The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper. The one thing these characters have in common is that they’re unforgettable. They’re iconic, stand the test of time, and readers and viewers can’t get enough of them.

So how do you bestow your characters with the same ‘unforgettable-ness’?

In this OWL, two experienced writing teachers will deconstruct what makes an iconic character. They’ll discuss why some work and others fail. Through practical lessons covering the important components of character, the instructors will show you how to make your very own walking, talking, unforgettable characters who will simply seduce your readers.

At the end of the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to submit a piece of your work-in-progress for critical feedback on the effectiveness of your characters.

Presenter Bios 

Samantha Bond

Carla Caruso

Carla Caruso has been published with Penguin, HarperCollins and Harlequin, and has previously taught writing workshops — online and at conference — for Romance Writers of Australia, as well as at the SA Writers’ Centre and in libraries and community centres.

Samantha Bond’s creative work has been published in numerous literary journals, anthologies and magazines. She has an Advanced Diploma of Professional Writing, winning the award for Highest Overall Achievement for her graduating class of 2014 and now tutors in that course in SA. She also runs creative writing workshops, has taught for Romance Writers of Australia, and her novels have agent representation. As a reviewer for Indaily and Glam Adelaide, Samantha has had over 200 articles published. She also offers editing and critiquing services.

Course Dates: 5th March 2018 to 1st April 2018

Cost: RWA-Member – $55.00 Non RWA-Member – $88.00

*Please note, there is a $0.30 Trybooking fee at checkout.

Trybooking Link


Online – RWA Moodle Platform

(Course attendees will be notified after booking)



  1. Hi

    Does anyone know what the log in details are for the OWL Creating Unforgettable characters on Monday morning at 9 am.
    Has anyone else received the information?
    I am registered but have had no information sent as yet.

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