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Spring 2016 Workshop: Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi
April 30, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$119
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CaRWA is proud to present Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi!
Larger Than Life Characters: Building a Hero from the Ground Up
What makes a compelling character, one that your readers can’t get enough of? This session leads participants through character creation, exploring the layers of humanity that will ignite reader fascination & empathy. Learn how to ground your character in the real world by blending unique strengths with detrimental fears and flaws to produce a character who is emotionally complex and worthy.
Show, Don’t Tell: Sharing Characterization and Emotions without Telling or Info Dumps
A writing mantra often repeated is “show, don’t tell.” But what does this really mean, and how do writers know if their showing is effective, especially when it comes to the bumpy road of emotional description and characterization? This workshop explores techniques to actively show what characters are feeling, and how to reveal who they are without pace-stalling telling or info dumps.
Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are co-authors of the bestselling resource, The Emotion Thesaurus: a Writer’s Guide to Character Expression, as well as the bestselling duo, The Positive Trait Thesaurus: a Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes and The Negative Trait Thesaurus: a Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws. Proud indie authors, their books are sourced by US universities and are used by novelists, screenwriters, editors and psychologists around the world. Angela and Becca also run the popular site, Writers Helping Writers, and are the creators of the description brainstorming software, One Stop For Writers.
Doors open at 9 am and the workshop starts at 10 am.