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T. Greenwood teaches Creating Great Characters

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012 Time: 10 am to 2 pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $70 Nonmembers: $82 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

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Creating Great Characters

This one day workshop will focus on how to create compelling and authentic characters who will ultimately propel your story or novel forward. We will discuss a variety of techniques for both developing your character in your own mind and revealing them to your reader on the page.

We will explore you characters through a number of exercises that will also serve as tools you may use for character development in the future. We look at our characters’ pasts, futures, motivations, frustrations, and desires and the complicity of character with plot.

“…the author knows how to make her characters’ suffering wrench readers’ hearts.

“Greenwood fills her novel with memorable characters…
–Bookpage on Two Rivers


T. Greenwood is the author of six novels, including Two Rivers, The Hungry Season, and This Glittering World. Her seventh novel, Grace, will be published in April of 2012. She has received grants from the Sherwood Anderson Foundation, the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Maryland State Arts Council. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in San Diego, where she is also an aspiring photographer. Her photos will be exhibited at The Ink Spot Gallery in November/December. More information on T. Greenwood can be found at her website: and her blog: