One thing to come out of this limiting situation we find ourselves in is the need to find a new way to do things. Over the past few months, I have been participating in and learning about online workshops on the Zoom platform. It's easy to use for both the organiser and the participant. I have been getting enquiries about workshops, so I decided I would go online too.
The first workshop covers the one thing you can't afford to get wrong no matter what you are writing. Character. If your reader doesn't care about your characters and engage with them right at the start of the story, you lose them. We will also be giving feedback on your characters in your work-in-progress. The details are below. Other workshops are listed in the calendar on the right.
Not sure how to use Zoom? It’s easy. We will send you the workshop link, and at the appointed time you click on the link and it will take you to the website page.
DEVELOPING OUTSTANDING AND MEMORABLE CHARACTERS - With morning assessment appointments for your work-in-progress. September 6th.
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. And 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.
Date and time: September 6th
Evaluations from 9am to 10.30am.
Workshop: 11am to 4.30 pm.
Feedback: Send the first 10 pages of your writing by August 29th for feedback. Appointments will be made for private Zoom meetings for feedback during the morning of the event.
Go to the website page to book and pay. A worksheet will be emailed to you with the Zoom link. http://www.gondorwriterscentre.com/developing-characters.html