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The Write Stuff: Creating Compelling Characters (Ages 16+) (Gungahlin Library)

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (AEST)

The Write Stuff: Creating Compelling Characters (Ages...

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Age 16+ 7 Tickets 26/04/2017 Free  

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This writing workshop is suitable for ages 16+.

There’s a whole lot more to creating characters than simply figuring out the obvious details like their eye colour, dominant personality trait or history. Characters have to appear as complex as you and me, and even though you can’t (and shouldn’t) put everything you know about them in your stories, you need to know what drives them and how they’ll react under most circumstance.

So if you want to graduate from filling out character sheets and writing biographies, or have a desire to understand how successful authors write their characters into a story, come along and find out what it takes to turn the people you’re creating into compelling individuals in the eyes of your readers.

You’ll learn:

  • what makes a character interesting;
  • how conflict affects characters and their decisions; and
  • how to avoid passive characters that readers otherwise ignore.

So bring along your writing gear, character ideas and heaps of curiosity, and participate in a couple of fun-filled hours of practical knowledge-building.

This is the second in a series of monthly writing workshops run in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre. All workshops in this series are suitable for new and emerging writers.

About Chris Andrews

Chris is a writer and editor who’s first novel was shortlisted in both the QWC/Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program and the HarperCollins Varuna Award for Manuscript Development. He has over a decade of experience working as an editor for CSIRO and other government organisations, and currently runs Creative Manuscript Services.

Please note:

  • Bookings are essential for this program as places are limited. We are unable to accommodate participants who have not made a booking.
  • Please contact the library if you wish to amend or cancel your booking. This will enable others to participate in the program. 
  • Please arrive 10 mins early to allow time to check in; this assists the program to run on schedule.

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Gungahlin Library
Cnr Hibberson & Gozzard St

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (AEST)

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