Creating an Award-Winning Supporting Cast with Lyncee Shillard

Craft Creating an Award-Winning Supporting Cast with Lyncee Shillard

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Characters, Dialogue, Plotting, POV, Series, Shorts/Novella, Voice, Worldbuilding
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You have a kick-butt heroine. A hero that is super hunky. Now it’s time to develop the supporting cast. Developing a supporting cast can be almost as difficult or more so than creating a hero/heroine. Too often books are slowed down with ‘shadow’ or cardboard characters. Or you have struggle to keep a secondary character from stepping to the main character role. In this workshop, we will tackle these characters as well as looking at how to create a setting that is a character.
This workshop will include:
  • Defining who should your supporting cast be?
  • The 6 main roles of secondary character fills.
  • Picking the secondary character roles for YOUR story
  • Developing your top 3 secondary characters
  • Creating a list of ‘needs’ (aunts, uncles, best friends, etc) and their role(s)
  • Defining the top 3 secondary character
  • Layering characters. How many hats can a secondary character wear
  • Weeding out the ‘extras’ - Unlike movie extras books rarely benefit from extras.
  • Your secondary character wants to be a main character (this is for non-series characters. If you have a secondary character that will have his/her own book these can be modified to keep them in line for this book)
  • What to do with an unruly secondary character
  • Creating a setting as a secondary character
  • Do you have a place that impacts bother your story and characters?
  • What needs to be included to breath life into a setting?
Lyncee Shillard
Start date
Dec 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM
End date
Dec 15, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Registration end date
Dec 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM
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