Whether you want to write crime fiction, historical fiction, contemporary realist fiction or any other genre, you need interesting characters who find themselves dealing with tragic, dangerous, complicated, and/or heartbreaking problems. Fiction thrives on conflict. Exploiting that tension to keep readers’ interest, advance your story, and fully develop your characters is one of the most overlooked aspects of strong writing.
In this workshop, we’ll talk about human psychology, literary nuance, and the ways our flaws make us interesting. We’ll work on writing prompts, engage in facilitated discussion, and talk about how “we are what we do,” which applies double for characters in a story.
- Generate new material in response to workshop prompts;
- Explore the importance of developing a character’s goals, hopes & dreams, traits & flaws, and then see how those all must be impacted by their obstacles & roadblocks
- Start working on their sense of narrative timing and hooks;
- Receive reading recommendations applicable to your writing goals.
Open to writers of all levels.
Class Limit is 20.
Decatur Co-Works. 708 Church Street, just one block from Decatur Square and convenient to MARTA.