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Craft Compelling Characters: Tips for Writing and Editing

February 18, 2019
9:00 am
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

Our job as novelists is to create characters that our readers love. Or love to hate. Or want to be. Or want to jump into bed with. Our characters need to feel real, engaging, and compelling, not just our main characters, but our secondary characters and villains too. But how do you actually do that? Beth Barany covers how to build your characters from inside out, using such tools as Goal, Motivation, Conflict, and Strengths. Come prepared to write and brainstorm. In this hands-on masterclass, we also go beyond the standard tools to cover: Identity and Belief Shifts Turning Point Backstory as it relates to your character’s driving core identity Your character’s Emotional Palette World Building as it relates to the character Your Character’s Archetype and Function in the story Whether you’re a first-time novelist or an experienced one, you’ll come away from this workshop with: detailed character sketches for your next novel or novella a deeper understanding of how to edit your characters clarity on your character’s core transformation from begin to end of your story tips on how to apply these tools in the planning and editing stage tools you can use again and again

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Hyatt Regency Embarcadero

5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
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