THE 9 MAGIC SPELLS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR CHARACTERS COME ALIVE

Okay, so it’s not magic. It’s seat-of-the-pants hard writing work. But when it works, it’s like magic…producing characters that come to life on the page. This session will focus on nine practical strategies for creating fiction characters that are 3-dimensional, engaging, and memorable. You’ll learn the following:

  • Traits of a compelling character and a spell to help you choose yours
  • A spell to develop engaging character arcs
  • A spell to ensure your characters’ dramatic needs, goals, and desires drive the story
  • A spell to create conflicts between characters that resonate and compel
  • A spell to write dialogue that distinguishes your characters from each other
  • A spell to enable actions and reactions that say more about your characters than descriptions and backstory
  • A spell for layering in character descriptions that do more than paint a portrait
  • A spell for layering in backstory that reveals your characters’ dreams, scars, strengths, and flaws, and most importantly their motivations

A spell to ensure your character is an active participant in his or her story, and not passive

HOW TO WRITE
Location: Date: April 14, 2018 Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am Headshot of Peggy Williams. Peggy Williams