Using Psychology to Create Strong Characters

Saturday, November 1st, from 10:00am-5:00pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

The most memorable characters are driven by powerful forces of motivation, forces that simply won’t let them rest and that keep readers turning the pages. Jacqueline Sheehan is a New York Times bestselling author and a psychologist who applies basic psychology to all of her characters. In an atmosphere of exploration and support, you will create more compelling characters by revealing their fears, desires, and dreams. We’ll use a series of writing prompts that will challenge our characters to take actions to reveal the white-hot core of your story. It’s a tall order, but it’s what all good stories are about.

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Jacqueline Sheehan
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  • The Novel
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