This coming Saturday, November 19, 2016, 10 a.m.
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard will conduct a writing workshop on "How to Create Compelling Characters."
Characters are the central element in storytelling. For instance Atticus Finch and Scout are at the heart of the classic "To Kill a Mockingbird. But how does a writer create characters? How does she imbue them with life so much so that readers remember them as if they were living and breathing human beings? This mini-workshop will teach you how to create characters that are complex and compelling. You will learn how to flesh-out characters and try your hand at writing about these characters.
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the author and editor of nineteen books. She co-founded Philippine American Women Writers and Artists; she also founded Philippine American Literary House. Brainard's works include the World War II novel, When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, as well as Magdalena, and Woman with Horns and Other Stories. She edited several anthologies including Fiction by Filipinos in American, and two volumes of Growing Up Filipino I and II, books used by educators.
Please RSVP to [email protected] to save a seat. Please come a few minutes early to get coffee and breakfast. We start at 10.
The San Gabriel Valley Women Writers
Sat. Nov. 19, 10 a.m.
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse
1010 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
Tags: writing, writers, character, workshop, San Gabriel Valley, women, fiction, creative
- Novel Excerpt
- Fiction - The Turkish Seamstress in Ubec, by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
- Fiction - Flip Gothic, by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
- Fiction - Manila Without Verna, by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
- Fiction - Winning Hearts and Minds, by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard