Amherst Writers Method Workshop:
Getting to know your characters
- 75 US dollars$75
- Online via Zoom
In fiction, knowing your characters is vital to telling a compelling story. In this workshop, we'll utilize variety of prompts to dive deep into our characters and better understand their personalities, motivations, and needs. You'll be provided with a safe and supportive space to experiment with your writing using the Amherst Writers & Artists method. The AWA philosophy affirms that everyone is born with creative genius and has a strong, unique voice; writing is an art belonging to all people; the teaching of craft can be done without damage to the writer's voice or artistic self-esteem; and a writer is someone who writes. The method is beneficial for writers at any level, beginner to published author. Each workshop will include time writing to suggested prompts, followed by the opportunity to read and respond to each other's work; responses focus on what is strong and successful. Writing is kept confidential and sharing is always optional. All writers are welcome, however, the workshop will be most useful for fiction writers. Prompts will be geared toward creating fully developed characters for short stories or novels. You may choose to use all the prompts for one character or several different characters. You might consider attending if: *You are unsure about a character's voice. *Have trouble deciding what your character will do next. *Are looking for different ways to build character profiles.