Creative writing: characters, just who are they?

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

Have fun working in a dynamic group with an experienced tutor. Invent characters so the reader relates to them, empathising and following their path through life. Discussion, participating, jotting notes & using character planners make the basis for exciting characters and what they get up to. Use past experiences to add colour to your characters, embellishing and altering facts to make for exciting and fabulous fiction!

Course content

You will be working in a group and in pairs to create characters which you can then use in a story. We will work on making your character 3D by looking at gestures, body language and dialogue. Working out who they get on with and who they don’t!

Support and feedback

You will be supported throughout the session by an experienced tutor.

Additional costs and requirements

Pen and paper or laptop.

No extra costs.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

Jill Hobbs teaches Creative Writing for Learn Devon across Devon.  Creative Writing encompasses fiction, autobiography, biography and poetry. She has worked for Devon County teaching at a variety of Primary Schools and 2 years working with adults with special needs.   

Jill has a Masters Degree in Education specialising in inclusion, special needs and dyslexia, allowing Jill to invent and initiate a number of sensorial ways for teaching.  Building on this pedagogy, Jill completed a Foundation in Art Therapy to understand the way in which Art plays a significant part in making sense of symbols and concepts as well as developing fine motor skills. 


“My greatest love is to help people develop their creativity and explore their imagination using a number of genres.” 


Jill Hobbs, M.A.Ed., Adv.Dip.SEN., AMBDA 

Creative Writing Tutor for Learn Devon. 

Start date25 June 2019
End date25 June 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available