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Getting Into Character
October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Instructor: Amanda Korman
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 10/26/19 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What makes a story “unputdownable”? We know that propulsive plots are one way to keep your readers turning the page. But there are plenty of stories where the captivating factor is instead the intrigue of the characters themselves: the way their minds work, the way their particular sensibilities clash against one another. In this afternoon seminar we will discuss strategies for creating consistent, believable characters who are nonetheless still able to surprise you (and your reader) through to the end. Open to fiction and nonfiction writers at all levels.
Amanda Korman is a writer whose short fiction has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review. She has an MFA in Fiction Writing from UVA and a BA from Williams College. She is the Communications and Outreach Coordinator for The Women’s Initiative, a nonprofit providing mental health services in Charlottesville.