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2017-12/09 Character Flaws with Mark O’Bannon

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017 Time: 10am to 1pm Number of sessions: One Day Only! Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 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
Take character creation to a whole new level. Nothing adds complexity like character flaws. Your character’s weaknesses are the wellspring of your story. Character flaws drive the heart of your story.
In this class you will learn:
  • How to create emotional wounds in a character’s backstory.
  • How pain twists a character’s view of himself and his world, influencing his behavior.
  • How to use character flaws to set up the emotional conflict within  story.
  • How to design opponents who will bring out the character’s flaws.
  • How to use character flaws to crete personality clashes and conflict.
  • How to create compelling moral arguments.
  • How to show your character overcoming their weaknesses.
Come out and learn how to build flawed characters that your audience will love.


Mark O'BannonMark O’Bannon is an American novelist and game designer best known as the author of the fantasy series, “Shadows and Dreams.”

O’Bannon has studied writing and marketing techniques extensively, and has read over 200 books on the subjects.  O’Bannon has been conducting workshops, seminars and panels for authors on writing and marketing since 2007.


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.