Heart-stopping plots and detailed settings are important to any memorable story, but a character that becomes real in the heart and mind of the reader leaves a permanent mark. In this three-hour workshop, guests will spend some time reading and dissecting examples of terrific character voices and complete several writing exercises intended to help develop a character whose story demands to be told.
All levels of experience are welcome. Students will leave with a handout of exercises for uncovering a character's personality, motivations, fears and dreams, as well as a list of suggested readings. Please bring a laptop or notepad and pen/pencil, depending on which instrument you feel most comfortable using for quick writing exercises.