Fiction Writers' Workshop: Building Suspense by Acting Out of Character

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Main Library
Main Library - Huenefeld Tower Room

Event Details

Once you’ve established who your characters are, you can thicken your plot by giving them reasons to act out of character. (Think of the meek heroine who suddenly lashes out, the reliable parent who runs off, or the villain who shows an unexpected kindness—they all make you want to know why.) This interactive fiction workshop Writer-in-Residence Jessica Strawser will teach you how this often underutilized technique can be used on a large scale (propelling an entire novel’s plot) or a small one (adding twists, turns and interest) to create page-turning stories sure to satisfy. 

Registration is required.


Event Type(s): Creative Writing & Poetry, Author Visits, index.
Age Group(s): Adults

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