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DEVELOPING OUTSTANDING AND MEMORABLE CHARACTERS - Tutor Elaine Ouston.
No matter what you're writing, developing strong, believable characters that your reader either loves or hates... depending on your intention... is vital.
Character is the most important element in all stories, from picture books to memoirs and adult books. If your readers don't relate to or care about your character after the first page, they will stop reading.
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 August 29th for feedback on the day. You can choose to have your evaluation emailed to you before the event or an appointment will be made for private Zoom meeting the morning of the event.
9am to 10.30am. 10 minute evaluation appointments.
11am to 4pm: Workshops with a 30 minute break for lunch.
4pm to 4.30pm: Discussion and questions
Be prepared for a day of intensive planning and writing. Finish the day with the knowledge and enthusiasm to complete your story.
Call 0417 351 717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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.
Dates: Sunday, Sept 6th
Evaluation Time: 9am to 10.30am
Workshop: 11am to 4pm
Where: Zoom online
When payment is received, you will be sent the link to the Zoom event.
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