Developing Stronger Characters Through Journaling
While exciting events in a book may entertain you, it’s really the characters that grab your attention and hold it on the page. Strong characters pull you in and keep you invested in the story, turning those pages. Creating a strong character comes from understanding who this imaginary person is inside and out, not just on the surface, and conveying that to the reader. Journaling is a fun way to dig deep enough below the surface to unlock your character’s hidden secrets and bring that character alive on the page.
At the end of this workshop, you will have a better understanding of what makes your main character tick, what drives your character through the story, and how conflict affects character growth and change. You’ll get inside your character’s deepest thoughts and fears to discover what’s missing from his/her life and how to use this to drive your story’s plot to a satisfying conclusion.
The workshop includes exercises with every lesson designed to strengthen the concepts discussed, including several short writing exercises.
Catherine Chant is an active member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a Golden Heart® finalist. She writes rock ‘n’ roll romantic fiction and stories with paranormal twists for young adults. You can connect with Catherine on her website http://www.CatherineChant.com , on Twitter @Catherine_Chant , or on Facebook CatherineChantNovels
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