Her Excellency, the First Lady of Kaduna State, Yasmin El Rufai is helping young writer improved their creative writing skill.
Yasmin El Rufai, who is also a writer and author of Novel, “Abundance of Scorpions”, through her foundation Yasmin El-Rufai Foundation (YELF) is shedding light on character development in a new Creative Writing class.
In the video, she explained how to write authentically as a creative writer. She employed Chimamanda Adichie’s Novel, “Purple Hibiscus” as a case study for her lecture.
According to her, characters are the bedrock of any narration. There is the need to infuse unique desire in the idiosyncrasy of your character.
“You have to create a desire in your character. Your character must want a life-changing desire”
A character according to her must be complex, realistic and with contracting traits.
Watch Episode 1 of the Creative Writing Lessons