Mastering Character and Conflict Workshop

Mastering Character and Conflict in Your Storytelling

Bad Writers Club
Bad Writers Club
4.9 (25)

3.5 hours Class size 6 to 12     label $108 - $120 ($108 per Member, $120 per Non-Member)

At the core of captivating writing is strong characters and believable conflict. Without these elements, a story can feel flat, and lack momentum, and buy-in from readers will wane. As a writer of fiction, understanding your character and their motivations is paramount. Join us at The Chestnut Tree Bookshop in West Footscray to discover how to deepen your story, build confidence as a writer, and enthral readers.

This 3.5-hour masterclass on Mastering Character and Conflict is designed to enhance storytelling skills by delving into the intricacies of character development and conflict creation.

In our time together, we'll focus on character elements such as wants, goals, needs, ghosts, shadows, wounds, masks, and character arcs. We'll examine motivations, flaws, strengths, weaknesses, fears, and secrets, and look at how the addition of backstory influences the plot. We'll explore how characters look, sound, and move, including tics, gait, posture, speech, communication, clothing, and distinguishing features, and how all of this impacts character goals.

Exploring conflict, we'll discuss antagonism, obstacles, making things difficult, midpoints, and continuing character arcs, internal and external conflict, and the importance of both. We'll look at the darkest moments in your story and their teachings and learn to understand cause and effect.

Participants will receive a pre-class questionnaire so that teacher Amanda Falson gains a good understanding of their work and receive individual coaching tailored to their specific needs based on the pre-class questionnaires.

Knowledge required
Beginner Friendly
What you'll get
Custom workshop materials: workbook, worksheets, pens, and stationery
  • Snacks and drinks
  • One-on-one assistance
  • Fully accessible venue
  • A safe, welcoming, and inspiring space
What to bring
Favourite pens/pencils
Suitable for

This class is great for a birthday or hens party.


542 Barkly Street, West Footscray VIC

Mastering Character and Conflict Workshop location
Your teacher
Bad Writers Club
Bad Writers Club

4.9 (25)


Ridiculously fun
Unashamedly lowbrow
Naarm (Footscray)

BWC was born out of a desire to write with freedom and wild abandon … to write and create with no limitations, judgement, or self-imposed barriers.

We all have the right to suck … in fact, we MUST suck on the way to becoming GOOD!

It takes bravery to keep going when it feels like everything that comes out is utter rubbish … but there’s a reason we call it a writing PRACTICE.

Good writing comes with time and repetition, but it can be a really hard and lonely experience, so we created BWC.

A place for all kinds of writers to be together, try things, make mistakes, learn stuff, and have a massive amount of fun in the process.

BWC is more than a writing club. It’s a place to suck in safety, while growing, stretching yourself to be better, and surrounding yourself with folks who get it.

More about this class

This class is new, and this teacher has 25 reviews for their other experiences - which you can see here.

This class is also covered by ClassBento's money-back guarantee.

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