This is the First assignment in the course Intermediate Novel offered by The Writer’s Workshop • The class is taught by Jana Harris • The text used for this class is The Weekend Novelist by Robert J. Ray
• July 29, 2021 Assignment 2
WRITING ASSIGNMENT #2:
List your protagonist(s), antagonist(s), and their major helpers. (Try to limit yourself to five characters.) Answer these questions about each character:
- A. What does X want?
- B. How is X related to the other characters, i.e., how are they connected?
- C. Brief physical description of X
- D. Fate of X?
- E. What physical object(s) is symbolic of this character?
This was the response by the teacher to the assignment “Who are the Characters”:
Fabulous!!!! Clearly your novel is very well planned Your details are almost Shakespearian in their logic and depth. The character-driven plot creates good conflict and complications of conflict. See comments in CAPS throughout text. You have a tremendous facility for wit, keep sharpening it. What I would like you to do is to write the same thing for the minor characters: Audra’s mother, Dani, Kit, and maybe Ricky’s father and Jane’s ex. With this game plane, it feels as if your novel is writing itself.
— Jana Harris
Audra Jane Noon – Protagonist
Enrique (Ricky) Jones – Protagonist, Love Interest, first student at the school, Special ed. Student, possibly Kit, Dani and Audra’s foster brother
Danielle (Dani) Reed – Helper, Audra’s best friend and former next door neighbor, Jane’s eldest daughter
Kit (Kathleen) Reed – Helper, Audra’s best friend and former next door neighbor, Jane’s youngest daughter
Jane Reed – Antagonist, Dani and Kit’s mother, possibly Audra’s stepmother, principal of the school, possible foster mother to Ricky
Arcangelo (Arc) Noon – Antagonist, Special ed. teacher, father of Audra, possible stepfather to Danielle and Kit, possible foster father to Ricky
This class was funded by a generous endowment to my writing by my mom.