Crash Course: Character Development

Alex Davies
Director of Education @ Roadmap Writers
Saturdays 6/19, 6/26 & 7/10 @ 10:00am - 12:00pm PT

The start of a new project is always exciting. You flesh out your concept, dive into your research, start thinking about an outline, and begin developing your characters. But is there a tried and true method for developing compelling and dynamic characters to populate your story? How do you nail down their personality, flesh out their backstory, figure out their wounds and flaws, and set up a satisfying arc for them? 

Join Roadmap's Director of Education for this special three week clinic to learn the tricks of the trade! 

In This 3-Week Clinic You Will:

  • Flesh out your main character's personality 
  • Develop their backstory, their flaws, and their wounds
  • Craft a satisfying arc
  • Get weekly personalized feedback on your material
    About Your Host

    Alexandra Davies holds a degree in English Literature from UCLA, which she earned while pursuing acting. As an actress for many years, she learned the ins and outs of developing interesting and engaging characters first hand, both on stage and in front of the camera. As the Director of Education at Roadmap, Alex strives to identify the most common hurdles writers face in developing their work and design classes, clinics, and webinars to address these issues. Character development in particular is something she's heard execs harp on time and time again, so she developed this class to tackle the subject head on. In addition, Alex is a writer with several scripts, a novel, short film (produced during the AT&T Shape Create-A-Thon) and a webseries (coming soon!) under her belt. Prior to Roadmap, Alex worked in live events, law, and education.

    What To Expect

    Immediately after registering, you will receive an Order Confirmation email that serves as the receipt for your registration. In the Order Summary section of this email you will find a link reading "CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS" that will take you to your syllabus, instructions for submitting material (if any), and the link to join the Live Class. Sessions are conducted via video conferencing software ZOOM. You will receive a link to the recording of the session via email following the live session.

    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available for most multi-week classes. For 4-week programs, your balance will be due the second week of class. For longer programs, the balance will be broken up into 3 or 4 payments with the final payment due prior to the final week of class. Please note that you are responsible for the full price of the class even if you decide not to complete the program for any reason.

    Cancellation Policy

    You may cancel for a full refund up to 72 hrs. prior to the start of the class. Cancellations requested after this deadline will be ineligible for refunds.


    If you have any questions at all about this class, email our Director of Education Alexandra Davies at!

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