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Wed, Jan 22


West Coast School of Writing

Rough Diamonds: A Prose Writing Workshop

Motivation springs from emotional need. In creating character a writer often starts with themselves because the characters in their stories are a part of them. For more details click registration.

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Rough Diamonds: A Prose Writing Workshop
Rough Diamonds: A Prose Writing Workshop

Time & Location

Jan 22, 2020, 6:30 p.m. – Mar 11, 2020, 9:00 p.m.

West Coast School of Writing, 909 Deal St, Victoria, BC V8S 5G4, Canada


About the Event

If you write, you observe people, and so you probably know a thing or two about "diamonds in the rough"--characters who at their core are good but maybe they've had a difficult past. In this way psychology and writing go hand-in-hand. To find out what's at the centre of a protagonist, we examine character motivation and emotional need. Knowing these two things helps create reader empathy, reveal character, develop narrative, and imagine conflict. This course will take a look at, among other elements, what is at the source of complex character behavior. We will examine these aspects as they pertain to fiction, and memoir. By reading and discussing published works, writers will learn about crafting great characters. We engage in active writing practice, assignments, and editing workshops with peers. All you need is a desire to write!

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm (8 weeks)

$275/writer  Max. 12


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