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Putting Your Poor People in Peril! (Creating Realistic Characters Then Throwing Them to the Wolves)
October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Elizabeth Massie
$50 Members | $55 Nonmembers
Saturday, 10/19/19 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Characters are the experiencers of a story. Without characters who act, speak, and think, there is no story. Without characters there is no problem to solve, difficulty to overcome, or adventure to have. This two-hour workshop will offer activities to get writers into the hearts, minds, and souls of their characters and then introduce characters into frightening situations to determine how they will react…or if they will even survive!
Elizabeth Massie is a two-time Bram Stoker Award-winning and Scribe Award-winning author of novels, short fiction, media-tie ins, and nonfiction. While she writes in a variety of genres, her first love is horror/suspense. Her horror novels and collections for adults include Sineater, Hell Gate, Desper Hollow, Wire Mesh Mothers, Welcome Back to the Night, Homeplace, Afraid, Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark (co-authored with Mark Rainey), Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Power of Persuasion, and more. She is also the creator of the Ameri-Scares series of novels for middle-grade readers which is now in development for television by Warner Horizon (Warner Brothers) with Margot Robbie’s company, LuckyChap, signed on to produce.
A former middle school teacher, Massie continues to work with students of all ages by presenting creative writing workshops. She is a ninth-generation Virginian who lives in the Shenandoah Valley with her illustrator husband, Cortney Skinner. Until her updated website launches, she can be reached through Facebook, Twitter, Crossroad Press, or through e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org