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Redwood (Hybrid): Freud, Not Frankenstein: Creating Lifelike Characters with a Little Help from Psychology
August 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
IN-PERSON & ZOOM MEETINGS
Join us on Saturday, August 20, at 1 p.m.
Register, below, for a Zoom link or to attend in person at the Finley Center.
Freud, Not Frankenstein: Creating Lifelike Characters with a Little Help from Psychology
Nobody wants to read books full of flat, lifeless, or inconsistent characters—and writing them isn’t much fun either. In this presentation, we’ll dive into how to bring your characters to life naturally and organically, rather than artificially stitching them together and trying to force them to do what you want. We’ll talk about defining moments, personality typing, and personal experience as tools to build characters from the inside out.
Kerry Schafer (who also writes as Kerry Anne King) was the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Writer of the Year in 2020. She is a best-selling hybrid author with twelve novels in print. She is also a retired RN, a licensed mental health counselor, and a certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach. In addition to writing, Kerry provides writer coaching, online classes, and virtual assistant services through her Author Genie business. She is active in the podcasting community and is the host of Taming the TBR. When not absorbed in creative pursuits, you’ll find her hanging out with her real-life Viking on their little piece of heaven just outside Colville, Washington.
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