Marni Freedman: Six Secrets to Great Characters

Date: Saturday, Oct. 1 Time: 10 am to 2pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $70 Nonmembers: $82 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Six Secrets to Great Characters

In this fun, fast-paced, one-day workshop you will learn six essential secrets about crafting believable and unforgettable characters.  In my experiences as a professional writer, reader and former agent I found that most characters I read were good, readable or just passable.  But very rarely would I find a character that would leap off the page and make me want to read more.

In this workshop you will learn what essential elements may be missing from your character and how to diagnose the problematic issues.  You will then learn the six secrets to contact your character’s inner life, dig out their distinct authenticity and transform them into compelling “Page Turning Characters”!
Once you learn these tools you will use them time and time again!

*Ideal for both the beginner and the more skilled writer. You can use these tools for every type of writing including fiction, non-fiction, plays or screenplays.



Marni Freedman is a produced, published and award winning writer.  After graduating as an award winning student from the USC School of Filmic Writing, Marni began her career with her play, “Two Goldsteins on Acid,” which was produced in Los Angeles.  She worked as a script doctor for Fox Searchlight, Disney, and other film companies and worked as a script agent for the Mary Sue Seymour Agency.  One of her plays was made into a film, “Playing Mona Lisa,” and was produced by Disney. She has published articles in several magazines and online sites, worked as a ghost writer for a “how to” book series and is currently in demand as a book editor and script doctor.  Currently, around San Diego, you can find Marni teaching writing workshops at San Diego Writers Ink, UCSD Extension and running the popular San Diego Screenwriter’s group, The Writer’s Circle.