Deep Characterisation Workshop

@ Raindance | 1st and 2nd February, 2020


Think of any film that you loved and it’s nearly always the main character who stays with you – they’re engaging and believable.  Learning to create these deep characters is one of the hardest skills writers need to develop. It isn’t helped by the fact that many of the best-known approaches to characterisation are over-simplistic and based on pop psychology. 

Using a completely new set of tools based on the very latest psychological research, this two-day workshop will provide you with the understanding you need to create compelling and psychologically-credible characters. 

Deep Characterisation is an essential class for any writer who wants to master character psychology and capture their audience’s imagination. 









"The test of a round character is whether it is capable of surprising in a convincing way."




  • Why personality psychology is the best tool for creating fully dimensional characters

  • How to apply the “Big Five” personality traits in order to bring your characters to life

  •  How to develop complexity and nuance into your characters using the thirty facets of personality

  • How personality shapes character relationships

  • How personality is expressed in dialogue

  • What a character’s fluency of speech, sentence structure and use of language tells us about their personality

  • Simple but highly effective tools to bring your character to life through speech

  • How, why and when people transform

  • How to shape your narrative’s emotional arc using universal emotions


WHo should attend

The Deep Characterisation workshop is for all writers, directors and visual storytellers who want to better understand how to create engaging and believable characters using tools based on the latest research into personality psychology.

If you’re a writer who has been given the note that your characters need work, then this is the course for you!