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1323 6th Ave N.
Nashville, TN, 37208

The Skillery is a Nashville coworking space with resources and programming for freelancers, entrepreneurs, small teams and independent professionals, all aimed at making work meaningful, satisfying and unabashedly fun.

Studies in Character

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Studies in Character

  • The Skillery 1323 6th Ave N Nashville, TN, 37208 United States (map)

Characterization lies at the heart and soul of storytelling. This class will focus on the tools and concepts authors employ to develop rich characters.

Event Description:

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

Registration is $41, here.

Questions?

Questions about this class? Contact Katie McDougall at katie@porchtn.org.


Earlier Event: February 13
Coffee and Coworking
Later Event: February 19
Whiskey 101