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Sliding scale Character workshop

Mary Robinette Kowal

Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 PM (CDT)

Sliding scale Character workshop

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Pay what you can afford. This workshop would normally be $150. If you can afford that, please wait and take one of my regular workshops.
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REGISTRATION OPENS on Saturday April 26 at noon Central

I remember what it was like to be unable to afford to take workshops. This class is for people with a tight cashflow. 

It's a sliding scale, so pay what you can. If I were offering this without the slider, it would be $150 for the day. If you can afford that, please, please wait and let someone have the spot who can't.

This class is designed to help develop characters through the use of tight, specific point of view. We'll look at how the language you use in narration and dialogue can affect a reader's perception of your character. 

The workshop uses lecture, exercises, and in class critiques to help you develop the tools to create more rounded characters.

Classes will be taught via G+ on June 21

Class requirements: You need an interest in writing, but you do not need to have written or published anything yet. You also must be able to use G+ Hangouts (Note: You don’t need a web camera, although they’re useful, but you do need a working microphone, a G+ account, the internet and some headphones so you can hear us).

It is an all day intensive. Do not plan anything else that day.

All times are Central time.

8 am-10am

Introduction, discussion of POV using specificity, and focus. Exercise 1: Context

Post assignment/meal break

Critique of homework. Second POV assignment

Post assignment

Discuss nature of dialog, use of rhythms to distinguish character. In class exercise, followed by homework.

Post assignment/meal break

Critique homework

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Sliding scale Character workshop
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