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2017-04/29 Novel III: Characterization with T. Greenwood

Date: First class is April 29, 2017 Time: 10am to 12pm Number of sessions: 6--Saturdays, April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 Members: $180 Nonmembers: $216 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106

When writing a novel, we must know our primary characters inside and out. We need to understand their desires, motivations, and frustrations, their histories and their futures. This six week workshop will focus on the development of authentic characters. We will examine character as both autonomous and residing within the context of the other novelistic elements (plot, point of view, dialogue, etc…), and we will discuss the challenge of creating and integrating these various elements into a cohesive and credible whole.

Novel III: April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3

Tammy GreenwoodT. Greenwood is the author of eight novels. She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and, most recently, the Maryland State Arts Council. TWO RIVERS was named Best General Fiction Book at the San Diego Book Awards in 2009, and GRACE won the same award in 2012. Five of her novels have been BookSense76/IndieBound picks. Her eighth novel, BODIES OF WATER, was released this fall.

She teaches creative writing at for San Diego Writers, Ink and online for The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. She and her husband, Patrick, live in San Diego, CA with their two daughters. She is also an aspiring photographer.

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PLEASE NOTE: It is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that a class does not get cancelled or rescheduled.