We certainly had fun at Chris Collin's rhyming workshop last Saturday.
The photo is of the talented and fun group who attended.
We are all so busy that we sometimes forget our goals of improving our writing to make sure we achieve our dreams. Our character workshop is on this weekend. I wanted to remind you how important your story's character is to your success.
I believe that this is the most valuable workshop of the year. If your character is flat and not well enough developed, so is your story.
Characters are one of the most important elements in a good story. Think about the last book you read that stayed in your mind for days. What did you remember the most? Was it the setting, the story, or the main characters? For me, and most readers I know, it is always the characters. And they are just as important in a short story or poem as are in a novel. In this workshop, we will work on how to make your characters unique and memorable.
Developing your characters so well that you know them as well as you know yourself is vital. Not only does it make it easy to write, but it also makes it much more interesting for your reader. A well-developed character jumps off the page and into the heart and/or mind of your reader and makes them want to stay with the story until the end.
When creating a character, most writers use their own experiences, understanding, values, and characteristics, but that is not enough. Do we really want our characters to be just like us? Of course we don’t, especially if we are writing more than one story. There is nothing worse than reading a second novel from an author and realising that the character in the second one is just a clone of the one in the first one with a different name – or finding that all the characters in a novel are the same kind of people, good or bad.
How do you get make sure your characters are believable? In this workshop, we will examine many memorable characters from books and movies and go through what makes them memorable.
We will then examine the many personality types we meet and show you how to portray them effectively.
For crime and mystery writers, the character workshop includes an examination of criminal types and what drives them to commit crimes.
It's a two day workshop, so if you are coming from any distance and want to stay over Saturday night, let me know. I will contact you with the accommodation alternatives.
Don't let this valuable workshop slip by. Book now on the workshop page or phone 54 399 038 to book. http://www.gondorwriterscentre.com/workshops.html