RWA ACADEMY SHORT COURSE: Building Believable Characters

RWA ACADEMY SHORT COURSE: Building Believable Characters

Building Believable Characters - Short Course

Strong, memorable characters drive successful popular fiction, and this course takes a deep dive into what makes your characters tick. By creating your very own Character Universe, you will discover who your characters are, what they need and fear, how they achieve their goals and how this affects your story. This is a hands-on course so bring your ideas, enthusiasm and a drive to write!

Pre-course preparation

Writing tools.

Course Type


Hours of Commitment

5 - 10 hours

Presenters Bio

Paula Roe is an experienced presenter, devising and delivering workshops, tutorials and talks for RWA, ARRA, community colleges, libraries, and writing groups for over 20 years. A former office manager, workplace trainer and fitness instructor, Paula is RWA’s longest-serving Hearts Talk editor, a Lynne Wilding Award recipient, RBY finalist and double-ARRA winner. She’s a recovering contest addict, published nine novels with Harlequin, released a non-fiction historical biography under an alternative writing persona, has a Diploma in Graphic Design and is the owner of The Wordable Writer, a resource for writers. She frequently juggles lots of spinning plates. Her website is at


Course Dates: 1st November - 28th November 2021

Cost: RWA-Member – $55.00 Non RWA-Member – $66.00
* Please note, there is a $0.50 Trybooking fee at checkout.

Venue: Online - RWA Moodle Platform
(Course attendees will be notified of access/login details via email from the RWA Academy Registrar a few days prior to the start date of the course)

RWA Academy Courses
PO Box Q740
Queen Victoria Building
NSW 1230
Contact Details:
Claudine Tinellis
RWA Academy Registrar