Today, I’m at Weatherford College at the Books ‘n Authors ‘n All That Jazz conference. Author Sylvia Dickey Smith and I are leading a workshop on Characters. Specifically, we’re helping writers make their characters 3-dimensional and real. In the afternoon, we’ll both also be on a panel.
Then we have to race back south. Sylvia has to get back to Georgetown, where she’s receiving an award at a banquet. Sylvia’s novel, A War of Her Own, was chosen as best novel of the year by the Press Women of Texas, a statewide organization of women journalists and writers.
At our workshop, we’re going to focus not on the mundane, but on things that can set your protagonist apart from others and will make her/him memorable. What makes the protagonist in your book or story unique? Or what happened early in their life that set them on the path they’re on? Or what in their environment made them act they way they do? Are they trapped by their religion or upbringing?
In you're in the area of Weatherford, Texas, sign up for our workshop - it's free.
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