March 30, 2015

April 21, 2015 Meeting

Please join us at the Perkins in Lakeville to see what we're all about

6:00 pm - Writing Exercise:  He reminds me of my father.

7:00 pm - Business Meeting

8:00 pm - Characters and their Traits by Diane Wiggert and Trina Misiak

“When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.” Ernest Hemingway

Developing a character who people will love, hate, or identify with is the goal of all authors. They will be covering the basic elements needed to create a living, breathing person on the pages of your book.

What is a character-driven novel? Wonder what makes a good hero? Or a man hot? The breakdown of the foundation for believable characters is helpful no matter what individual traits you give them.

Once you have an outline to take your leading lady or man from the beginning to the end of your story, you will need to keep all those details straight. For instance—she was age 32 in chapter two but lost a year and was age 31 in chapter five.

Included in this program will be their helpful forms and tips to keep continuity in your stories.