Character Development with Alisa Kwitney (via Zoom)

Character Development: In this two hour intensive, we will explore strategies and techniques for creating vivid and memorable characters, including methods for disguising and distancing characters based on yourself or real, living people, and methods for writing characters very unlike you from the inside out; why false beliefs and mindworms are the key to character arcs; the importance of friends and rivals as foils; and how to identify the telling details of character appearance, wardrobe and physicality.

NB: This class will be taught on Zoom and will be capped at 15 students. Registrants will receive the Zoom link to the email address they use to register. It will arrive immediately after registration so please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. It will also be sent the day before class as a reminder. Please review the course policies page before registering for any classes. Please email ask@writerscenter.org with any questions.

The scholarship application for the Altman Person of Color Scholarships, Limp Wrist LGBTQIA+ Scholarships, and the Need-Based Scholarships will be available on May 1 and will be due on May 15 for all summer and fall classes.

Alisa Kwitney is the critically acclaimed author of numerous novels and graphic novels and a former DC Comics staff editor with the Vertigo imprint. While at Vertigo, she worked with Neil Gaiman as assistant editor on The Sandman comic book series and went on to become full editor of the spin-off titles The Dreaming and Lucifer, and to write the Eisner-nominated mini-series Destiny: A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold and the non-fiction title Sandman: The King of Dreams. More recently, Alisa worked with Neil as book doula on the Norse Book of Mythology. She currently co-hosts Endless: A Sandman Podcast. Alisa’s novels have made the The New York Times New and Noteworthy in Paperback list and Barnes and Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program. She has an MFA from Columbia University and has taught writing at Fordham University and McDaniel and Manhattanville Colleges. She hosted the Woodstock Bookfest’s Evening with Neil Gaiman this year, and her latest book is G.I.L.T., a graphic novel, from AHOY Comics.

Website: www.alisakwitney.com

Twitter: @akwitney

FB: www.facebook.com/alisa.kwitney.sheckley/

Instagram: k.witty

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Sunday, July 16, 2023
Times: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Presenter: Alisa Kwitney