“Character Building: How to Create, Enhance or Expand Characters and Get Them On the Page.”

Starts:Tuesday, July 16, 2013  7:00 PMEnds:Tuesday, July 16, 2013  8:30 PM



Newport Public Library

35 NW. Nye St

Newport, OR 97365

Event Description:

As part of the ongoing Writers on Writing series offered by the Coast Chapter of Willamette Writers, Portland author Lily Gardner will offer a workshop on “Character Building: How to Create, Enhance or Expand Characters and Get Them On the Page.”

Workshop topics include:

· How to Create or Enhance Characters: Writing exercises using prompts to create new characters or round out existing characters

· Expand your Characters: Writing exercise using the character dossier and action scenarios

· How to get your Character on the Page: Description, Dialogue

· Conflict: competing agendas

· Observation—how your character sees the world

· How to bring voice into the character equation

Lily will bring hand-outs for all attendees. Bring paper, writing implements and have a character in mind (if you don’t have a character, we’ll all help you find one based on your project.)

Lily Gardner is the author of A Bitch Called Hope, a noir mystery set on the rainy streets of Portland, Oregon. She learned fiction at the table of Carolyn Altman and Tom Spanbauer’s Dangerous Writers twelve years and a million words ago. She continues to study with storymeister Jim Frey. She has also written and published dozens of articles on folklore. Currently writing her second novel, Lily lives in Portland with her husband, two corgis and several thousand books.

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