Novelist ~ Playwright ~ Producer ~ Teacher
Historical Romance Novels
TV Host and Producer
International Women's Writing Guild, Yale University, New Haven, CT
June 22-25, 2012
DEVELOPING AUTHENTIC CHARACTERS
A compelling story requires compelling characters. The writer’s job is to craft them. This workshop delivers tools you can use immediately to create the character’s self-concept, explore her relationship with family members, give her a dynamic backstory, identify her hot buttons and learn how to press them. Using simple but powerful brainstorming exercises, we will build the connection between character and conflict, both internal and external. Discover why readers relate to a character who demonstrates valor over virtue. See firsthand how character leads to plot. Learn what really matters in a sex scene.
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