Characterization lies at the heart and soul of storytelling. This class will focus on the tools and concepts authors employ to develop rich characters.
Good characters stay with us. More than perhaps any other element of a writer’s craft, strong characters make for strong story. It’s a sort of magic when a reader is taken hold by a fictitious character whom he or she can never actually meet but nevertheless knows intimately. How do authors create that magic? In this session, we’ll explore some ways to breathe life into your characters through details, point of view, and knowledge of the latent or not so latent forces that motivate these imaginary beings.
About the Teacher:
Katie McDougall is the cofounder of The Porch, and she is author of the novel, The Color Wheel. She holds a BA in English from Colorado College and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Colorado State University. Prior to cofounding The Porch, Katie spent fifteen years as an English teacher in Colorado, Nashville, and The Bahamas.
About the Hosting Organization:
The Porch fosters the artistic and professional development of writers and promotes a vibrant and diverse literary culture in Nashville through educational, inspiring, and community building opportunities and events for adults and youth
Registration is $41, here.
Questions about this class? Contact Katie McDougall at firstname.lastname@example.org.