- Adult Program
- ONLINE Meet Cute to Misunderstanding: Characters Who Spark
ONLINE Meet Cute to Misunderstanding: Characters Who Spark
micro-workshop | Monday, April 17, 2023 | 6-9pm MT
Instructor: Heather Osborne
MEMBER PRICE: $60.00 (with member coupon AWCSM25)
NON-MEMBER PRICE: $80.00
One of the best drivers of a story’s momentum can be the relationship between characters who have an intense chemistry with each other. What kind of chemistry? Anything from attraction, to friendship, to sworn enemies. While these types of relationships may seem different on the surface, they all rely on similar story beats. Learn how to intrigue your readers by showing your characters bouncing off each other and then circling back into each other’s orbits. In this three-hour workshop, we’ll talk about the beats of a relationship, from the first encounter to the final resolution. We’ll discuss how to deepen a love interest or an antagonist so that they provide a strong, relatable contrast to the main character. We’ll use exercises and discussion to bring those sparking relationships to life.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Heather Osborne is the author of Songbroken. She writes science fiction, fantasy, and romance. She earned her doctorate of creative writing from the University of Calgary, and she is associate editor of the International Review of Science Fiction.