It Takes a Village: Writing Supporting Characters with Tere Michaels

Character It Takes a Village: Writing Supporting Characters with Tere Michaels

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  1. Characters
  2. Structure
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Class Length
2 Weeks
An exploration of world-building, development of plot and main characters through secondary characters.

At the end of the day, no matter what the genre or trope, whether it’s happening in Alabama or on Mars, we are all trying to create the best possible characters to tell our story.

Writers spend a lot of time on their main characters – our heroes, our villains. We want them to be unique and memorable, leaping off the pages or screen to grab the reader and pull them into the world.

But that world needs to be populated. By names and faces (and the nameless and faceless) who bring forth information, distractions, difficulties and even just color and commentary. They are the supporting characters and to forget to give them the attention and depth they deserve is to short-change both yourself and your readers.

We’ll talk about the different types of supporting characters, their function, the do’s and don’ts to making them memorable (and how not to let them take over) and how to tell the difference between a supporting character and a misplaced main character.
Class Format
Savvy Authors' workshops are held on a forum: a bulletin board based system. You will receive a reminder notice one day prior to the start of the workshop that includes instructions on how to access the workshop forum. If you have not received instructions by the day the workshop begins, please check your spam filter.

The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
Start date
Nov 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Nov 28, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Nov 17, 2022 at 12:50 AM
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