Creating Fictional Characters with Personality and Presence with Johnnie Bernhard
Wednesday, Feb 15 2023, 6:30pm - 8:30pm CST. copy to my calendar, iCal export
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What separates memorable characters from forgettable ones? What about a character that will make you invest in their journey or root for their downfall?
In this workshop, we will discuss what grabs a reader’s attention and draws them to a character. Writers will develop authentic fictional characters with the building blocks of character development: physical description, dialogue, and action. But we won’t stop there! We will explore the history, psychology, weaknesses, and motives that keep the reader hooked.
The importance of the sensitive reader will be discussed as a means of reassuring appropriate cultural representation in character development.
Writers will leave the workshop with: An understanding of the building blocks of character development; Techniques for fleshing out a memorable character; Suggestions on practicing cultural sensitivity when crafting characters different from yourself.
This workshop takes place on Wednesdays, February 15 & 22, 6:30-8:30pm, CST, via Zoom.Nonmember: $115; Member: $100; Student/Vet/Mil $75