I’m a bit behinder in posting info, but here’s an email note from Wisconsin poet and former CWW board member Robin Chapman:
WRITE-BY-THE-LAKE WRITER’S WORKSHOP & RETREAT Last chance to register! 5 days immersed with writers from around the country in the art, craft, business of writing
Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop & Retreat
June 16-20. Only a handful of spots left!
Refresh your writing life this summer in beautiful Madison, WI, at the annual Write-by-the-Lake Writer’s Workshop and Retreat. Last year more than 130 writers from 15 states and other countries gathered to immerse themselves in the art, craft, and business of writing through Write-by-the-Lake’s world-class instruction and valuable peer relationships.
Breaking news! Marilyn Atlas just inked a deal to write a new book on the very topic she’s covering in her Write-by-the-Lake Master Class: writing characters!
Master Class: Creating 3-Dimensional, Non-Stereotypical, Memorable Characters, Marilyn R. Atlas
How and why does a reader become intrigued and invested in the life of a memorable character? What constitutes 3-dimensional, memorable characters? It is a conscious interweaving of characters’ thoughts, wants, goals, secrets, flaws, and delusions. For a character to move us, he must move the plot forward in a true way that is consistent with his DNA. We will discuss several facets of the “evolution of personality” that are present in the best screen and television examples.
Marilyn Atlas is equally at home in the worlds of film, television, and live theater. Among her film credits are Real Women Have Curves for HBO—which won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival—A Certain Desire, starring Sam Waterston, and Brides’ March for Lifetime Television. She is featured in the book Write Now! by Penguin/Tarcher Press.
For details and to register, please go to this site: http://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/conferences/write-by-the-lake/index.html