Practical techniques for creating dynamic plots, believable characters and scenes that matter
Award-winning author Daryl Gregory’s college acting teacher once told him that you can’t play running from a bear—you can only run to what’s going to save you: the tree, the shotgun or that spot just past your slower brother Louie. In this workshop you’ll learn how to create compelling stories by focusing on the essence of drama: characters who want something specific and fail to get it–or realize it’s not what they needed after all. Through exercises and discussion you’ll learn practical techniques for creating dynamic plots, believable characters and scenes that matter.
Daryl is a frequent instructor at workshops like Clarion West. He writes genre-mixing novels, the latest of which–“Spoonbenders,” published by Knopf–was an NPR Best Book for 2017 and an Amazon Editors’ Pick Top 20 Book for 2017. HIs previous novel, “Afterparty,” was an NPR and Kirkus best fiction book of 2014. He also writes the YA series “Harrison Squared.” More about Daryl.
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