Interesting characters make readers want to keep reading. But how can you make your own characters more compelling and authentic? In this class we’ll explore four ways to do just that, using desire, image, voice and action to bring your characters to life. We’ll read short story and novel excerpts as examples of effective ways to do this, and use fun writing exercises to turn drab characters into wildly fascinating people.
Instructor: Lisa Lopez Snyder’s short stories have been featured in several publications. Her essay, “In Transit,” won The Chattahoochee Review’s 2011 Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction and she was named the 2015 Carl Sandburg Writer-in-Residence.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 7
The Spring 2017 Adult Writing Workshops run for six Mondays from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Avenue. You can attend as many as you like. Classes are $45 each, or $40 each if you choose three or more. Must be 18 to participate.