Of all the workshops I present, my favorites are those centered around character development. There’s nothing better than seeing an author’s eyes widen when their “aha” moment arrives and they discover something new about their characters.
For me, characterization is one of the most important elements of fiction, because everything is seen through the eyes of the character. If we want our readers to keep turning the pages, those characters must be multi-dimensional–with conflicts and secrets waiting to be discovered.
Creative Characterization is a workbook I wrote that provides six different methods and associated exercises used in my workshops:
- Describe a painting or photo
- Write letters
- Write a scene from a different point of view
- Access your character’s “inner child”
- Access your character’s internalization
If you’re interested in one of my workshops, please contact me HERE for more information.
Have fun getting to know your characters. I’d love to hear about your “aha” moments!