Thanks to Chiew-Siah Tei and our loyal band of followers, for a lively third installment of Chiew’s quadrilogy of classes.
The means of character creation were illuminated as follows:
6. Opinion of Others
8. Narrative Voice
Texts by William Trevor, James Kelman, and Alice Walker were then analysed from these perspectives.
Each participant’s choice of favourite literary character made for a fascinating list, from the Great Gatsby himself to no less than two different characters from the same book: To Kill A Mockingbird. Our attempts to emulate these masters in our own exercise was fun but daunting.
Chiew will return to tell us about plotting and narrative structure on Tuesday 26th March.