Monday, August 14, 2017

Webinar: Creating Captivating Characters

Jeanne Lyet-Gassman   Please join me for my webinar, "Creating Captivating Characters," hosted by Author Learning Center! The session will be presented live twice, once on August 23, 2017, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT and once on September 13, 2017, 7:30-8:30 p.m. EDT.

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.

To sign up for the August 23 session, go here

To sign up for the September 13 webinar, go here.

Thanks! Hope to see you there!

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