DEVELOPING OUTSTANDING AND MEMORABLE CHARACTERS - JUNE 15th & 16th - 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 not developed well enough and too similar to each other. Humans are not the same; we are all multidimensional beings. You must know your character as well as you know yourself.
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.
Feedback: Send the first 10 pages of your writing by June 1st for feedback on the day.
2 DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP
Dates: Saturday, June 15th and Sunday June 16th
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.
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