DEVELOPING BELIEVABLE CHARACTERS - April 7th & 8th - Tutor Elaine Ouston
Developing strong, believable characters that your reader either loves or hates ... depending on your intention, is vital.
Many writers make the mistake of having characters who are too similar to each other and not well enough developed. Humans are not the same; we are all multidimensional beings.
Nothing turns your reader off like flat and unbelievable characters.
This workshop examines the great characters in books and explores what makes them that way. We will also 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.
2 DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Dates: Saturday, April 7th and Sunday April 8th
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Gondor Writers’ Centre, 19 Caloundra St, Landsborough.
Elaine Ouston holds a Master of Letters in Creative Writing (MLitt) from Central Queensland University, and a Diploma of Graphic Art. She is a published author of a number of books for children.
She presents writing workshops, edits for other writers, and sets up books for self-publishing at Gondor Writers' Centre.
Through Australian Literary Festivals and Book Fairs she organises literary festivals for schools or libraries. Visit the website for more information: www.austlitfest.com.
She is an experienced writing tutor, editor and designer, and has had many recommendations from students for her workshops.