When you know how to work with characterization, you can put your characters to work developing complete plots, creating plot twists, and who knows what else will happen—they just might take you places you didn’t intend to go with your story. Learn to use characterization to create real, believable players in the plot. Stuck for an idea? Use your characters as plot starters by calling upon their strengths and/or weaknesses.
We will discuss the twelve basic Archetypes—their characteristics, strengths, weaknesses and what drives them, plus the importance of actions and dialogue to define them. Sometimes even locations also act as characters. After exploring what “makes them tick,” we will go into an interactive “what if” scenario for each one.
Now for the fun part. Every participant will draw a slip with an archetype on it. Use your archetype to create the premise for a story that will be presented for group discussion.
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We will also cover the pitfalls that can turn into pratfalls and how to get around them including dealing with unscrupulous agents, paying too much attention to the wrong type of critique and not jumping the gun by submitting prematurely.
The last part will be about selling yourself by showing your personality, speaking and reading skills, networking at events, and conferences.