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What a Character

Weekend Intensive


Classic stories all have one thing in common: characters who make us feel by identifying with their flaws, idiosyncrasies and triumphs. Crafting memorable characters takes insight, observation and the willingness to set yourself aside and let them take the lead. In this weekend intensive, you’ll learn how to build characters layer by layer throughout your story, reveal their transformation through the obstacles they face, and add depth to your writing by turning the setting and other elements into characters of their own. 

Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8

Noon to 3:30  p.m. ET ; 9 a.m. to 12:30 PT (both Saturday and Sunday)


Widely acclaimed story instructor, author, 

Director of Story Summit Writer’s School.

Author of International bestseller, The Hundred-Foot Journey, film by same name. 

1,000 hours of TV screenwriting, Port 

Charles, and Bold and Beautiful among them.

Bestselling author of Strangers in Budapest and Night Swim.

Faculty Schedule

Saturday, November 7 

12:15 to 1:45 PM EDT – Richard C. Morais 

2:00 to 3:30 PM EDT – Debra Engle

Sunday, November 8 

12:15 to 1:45 PM EDT – Jessica Keener

2:00 to 3:30 PM EDT – Linda Schreyer

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