San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What makes a character come alive on the page? What details should you include, or not include? Do characters have to be likeable or relateable? If you want a character to be relateable, how do you make that happen? In this workshop for novelists, we’ll explore the many dimensions and mysteries of characterization, and discuss ways to create believable, compelling fictional people.
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Cheryl Klein is the executive editor at Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, where she edits a wide array of books for children, teenagers, and discerning adults. Among the many titles she has handled are The Nazi Hunters: How A Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb, winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award; Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg, winner of the SCBWI Sid Fleischman Award for Humor; and A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce, winner of the William C. Morris Award for Best YA Debut Novel. She also served as the continuity editor on the last two books of the Harry Potter series and self-published her own book for writers, SECOND SIGHT; and she has attended Park Slope United Methodist Church since the spring of 2001. You can find more about her online at www.cherylklein.com; on her podcast for writers, The Narrative Breakdown, at www.thenarrativebreakdown.com; and on Twitter at @chavelaque.