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"Throw More Stones: How to Build Your Character Through Conflict" with Samantha M. Clark

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$109
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10/3/2019


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Location
St. Edward's University, Trustee Hall 303
3001 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704

10/5/2019 From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM


 

$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)

Want to learn an approach to revision that will allow you to see what your book is missing without getting overwhelmed?

No matter whether you're writing a character-driven or plot-driven story, comedy, drama or tragedy, it's the characters that readers follow. And to keep those characters moving and growing, you need conflict. Conflict can be big or small, come from outside or inside, but it must be challenging. When story gurus tell students to chase their characters up a tree then throw stones at them, they're talking about conflict. Conflict not only drives stories forward, it helps readers learn who the characters are by the decisions and actions they make. Conflict makes the story go round!

In this class, you'll learn about developing well-rounded, fully realized characters, the importance of conflict, types of conflict and how to use it to make your stories better.

 

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You're writing a novel for any age group.
  • You're interested in writing compelling characters.
  • You want your readers to keep turning pages no matter which genre you're writing.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Samantha M. Clark is the author of the novel The Boy, The Boat, and the Beast. Samantha is the regional advisor for the Austin chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.

 

LOCATION

St. Edward's University, 3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, Trustee Hall 303. You can find a St. Edward's University campus map here.

 

REGISTRATION

$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Registration will close on Thursday, October 3, at midnight. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.

 

HOW WRITERS' LEAGUE OF TEXAS CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

 


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.




Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

 

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.