WORKSHOP 8: Building Better Characters: Using Psychology to Create Three-dimensional Characters

By Whistler Writers Festival (other events)

Saturday, October 19 2019 2:30 PM 4:30 PM

With Eileen Cook

Sponsored by: Stonebridge at Whistler

Fascinating, irresistible characters are what keep readers turning pages. They become invested in those individuals and how they will respond to the challenges put forward by the plot. This workshop explores how psychological techniques (from understanding backstory to the stages of change) can be utilized to create characters that feel realistic with plausible motivations, reactions and responses to conflict. Led by author Eileen Cook (You Owe Me a Murder), you’ll discuss examples and use prompts to assist and ignite ideas for your own development of compelling characters.