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"Not Just One of the Gang: Writing Ensemble Casts" ONLINE with Tracy Wolff

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3/10/2021 From 6:30 PM CST to 9:30 PM CST


$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week. 

Want to create powerful characters and relationships that engage readers, sell books, and live on long after the final page is read?

From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the Fast and the Furious movies to Harry Potter, a strong ensemble cast does more than just keep people watching (or reading). It steals hearts, captures imaginations and gives its audience a powerful sense of belonging. In this class, New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff will share the psychology and the artistry that goes into putting together a powerful and engaging ensemble cast where every member feels as real, and as important, as your best friend.


  • You're writing a novel or story with a large cast of characters.

  • You're struggling to differentiate characters or make each one stand out. 

  • You want to develop structure and plot by developing characters.


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Tracy Wolff is a lover of vampires, dragons and all things that go bump in the night. A one-time English professor, she now devotes most of her time to writing dark and romantic stories with tortured heroes and kick butt heroines. She has written all of her sixty plus novels from her home in Austin, Texas, which she shares with her family.




$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

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

Online registration will close at 5 p.m. CST on Wednesday, March 10. 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. If you prefer this option, please email with a copy of the form as well. We are working out of our office at this time. 

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 and let us know so that we can update the class roster. 


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 email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.



Once you register for the class, you'll receive an email with detailed instructions. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can't attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one week after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE.

A couple of days before the class, you will receive an email with login information. Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your computer's Flash or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually take only a few minutes, but you don't want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at


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


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


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


This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to