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Writers' Chat: Characters

What makes a great character-- a character that keeps our readers turning pages? And how do we create them on a page?

Whether we are developing characters for long or short form fiction, memoir or screenplays, adult or juvenile audiences, we have to draw on both our imaginations and our life experience to create characters that are memorable and unique-- and then use the best techniques of our craft to bring them to life.

What are your your challenges, questions and best practices for character creation?

And a special request: If you have a great example of how a character has been created in a paragraph, few sentences, or telling detail, please bring copies of the text to share, or be prepared to read your selection out loud. One of our best ways to learn is from each other-- including (and especially) writers who have been successful in character creation!

Thank you in advance for joining us for an interesting discussion. We hope you leave the chat inspired-- and ready to create!

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  • Carolana C.

    Hey guys, I am confused, today is the new daylight savings time right? Fall back on hour in fall--right?

    November 4, 2012

  • JOANNE P.

    Is it at 1:00 pm sharp I may be al ittle late due to personal reason but I will be there !!! I can wait to see everyone and I enjoy this topic so much.

    November 4, 2012

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