December 16, 2012 · 12:00 PM
Do your characters have a family? Most real people do, but they are often oddly absent in fiction, perhaps partly because it's hard to map out all the relationships. Kick-ass psychotherapist Rebecca Chesin will show how to chart extended family relationships with the genogram, a tool used by therapists to understand their clients' family influences and patterns. We will do a diagram exploring the family of one or more sample fictional characters (as we have time), making things up as we go along.
If you want to volunteer a character for this treatment, send me a note.