When writing a novel, we must know our primary characters inside and out. We need to understand their desires, motivations, and frustrations, their histories and their futures. This workshop will focus on the development of authentic characters. We will examine character as both autonomous and residing within the context of the other novelistic elements, and we will discuss the challenge of creating and integrating these various elements into a cohesive and credible whole. Participants will explore the main character(s) in their novels-in-progress.
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About Tammy Greenwood
T. Greenwood is the author of fifteen novels. She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maryland State Arts Council. She has won four San Diego Book Awards. Five of her novels have been Indie Next picks. Bodies of Water was a finalist for a Lambda Foundation award, and Keeping Lucy was a 2021 Target Book Club selection. Her next novel, The Still Point, will be published on 2/20/24. She and her family split their time between San Diego, CA, and Vermont.
Teaching style: Tammy’s online workshops combine weekly “lessons” (along with exercises and supplemental readings/resources). Exercises are posted and will receive instructor feedback.
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