Psychologist Dr. Bill Adams, AMW member, shows how to accurately portray mental illness in your fiction. Was Hannibal Lecter a good psychopath? Was John Nash in A Beautiful Mind a good schizophrenic? Movie clips are used to show how mental illness is portrayed in fictional characters, sometimes accurately, often not. Bill Adams has a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He did postdoctoral work at Cornell University and taught psychology for 15 years, interrupted in the middle by a 15 year career as a computer programmer and technical manager.
Afternoon Writing Workshop:
Practice writing, based on a prompt suggested by the speaker’s topic. Attendees can write solo or in a group, then we share our masterpieces. Afternoon also includes a handout with info like writing contests, tutorials, and informative web sites.