Strong stories need a plot, a setting, and most importantly, engaging characters. Agents and editors will tell you that all stories are character-driven. However, if your characters are stereotypes, one-dimensional, or predictable, the reader will soon lose interest. Readers are engaged with characters who are relatable, flawed, and unique. But how do you accomplish that in fiction? In this webinar, we will look at the tricks you can use to create strong, memorable characters that are supported by a fascinating cast. We will address a number of different character crafting techniques, including: defining your characters' formative years, understanding body language and the use of physical space, how opposites create tension and interest, using dialogue to illustrate emotions and need, and how to make troubled characters likable. In addition to the presentation, there will be resource handouts available for download.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Jeanne Lyet Gassman's debut novel, Blood of a Stone (Tuscany Press), received a Bronze 2015 Independent Publisher Book Award in the national category of religious fiction. Her short work has been nominated for Best Small Fictions and the Pushcart Prize. Additional awards include fellowships from Ragdale and the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Jeanne's writing has appeared in The Manifest Station, Queen Mob's Tea House, Hippocampus Magazine, Literary Mama, Barrelhouse, and Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, among many others. Her short story, "Sweet Dirty Love," was recently published in the anthology, Debris & Detritus: The Lesser Greek Gods Running Amok. Visit Jeanne at her website: www.jeannelyetgassman.com
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How you doing Mrs. Jeanne my name is Jermaine Reaves and my book is in the publication stage and I just want to ask you about some things about what would I need to do about how can I make my book better through the process because I am a true and dedicated God fearing Deacon and my book is based on a inspirational journey in life writing to God during being incarcerated for 8 in a half years for selling drugs. So it will be my pleasure to talk to you when you get a chance my contact is 478- 233-6551.
Thank you God bless you and will talk to you soon.
Hi Raymond Schmidt , a recording of this webinar presentation will be posted to the ALC site shortly after this final live session takes place. Thank you.
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