MASTER CLASS: Creating Complex Characters with Brenda Chin

Character MASTER CLASS: Creating Complex Characters with Brenda Chin

Level
Mixed
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Category
  1. Characters
  2. Dialogue
  3. Voice
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Class Length
1 Week
Award-winning editor Brenda Chin has worked in the romance industry for more than 32 years. Throughout her many years with Harlequin, she had the opportunity to work with some of the best writers in the business, often buying their first book. Brenda is offering her expertise to help authors go beyond the basics of writing fiction.

Learn about tools of the trade and practices that will take your story to the next level.

Creating Complex Characters

It’s through your protagonists that a reader enters the story. Learn how to create characters readers can’t help but want to follow.

· Looking at archetypes for inspiration
· What you have to get across when developing a character.
Other events or classes in this series
Understanding Point of View - MAR 7 - MAR 13

Using point of view effectively is critical for making readers care about your characters. Find out how to use this element to make your story stay with readers long after they put the book down.
· The types of point of view – when and how to use them
· Knowing which point of view to use
· How to tell when you’ve slipped

Layering - MAR 14 - MAR 20

Once you’ve got the bare bones of your story, it’s time for layering. But what kind of elements need to be layered? The possibilities are endless…as long as you do it right.
· Building a book is like building a house. You can’t stop at the foundation.
· The B storyline – how does it interact with the main plot?
· Subplots – do you need them?

Creating Conflict that Works - MAR 21 - MAR 27

A weak conflict is the number one reason why manuscripts get rejected. Learn how to make yours bulletproof.
· The various types of conflict. Which ones work best for what you’re writing.
· How much conflict is enough? And what makes a conflict believable.

Self-Editing - MAR 28 - APR 3

Typing ‘The End’, doesn’t mean you’re finished. Discover what an editor looks for in a manuscript, and uncover the tools you’ll need to make your book seem like it’s been professionally edited.
· A checklist for making sure you’ve done the big stuff right.
· How to double-check the small stuff, and computer programs that can help.
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.
Author
Brenda Chin
Start date
Feb 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Mar 7, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Mar 3, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Rating
4.40 star(s) 5 ratings

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